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Doctor of Philosophy, (Veterinary science)
Study Completed: 2014
College of Sciences
Some aspects of the population dynamics of Cooperia oncophora
Parasitic nematode infections in livestock have major economic significance. Cooperia oncophora is not only the most commonly found roundworm in cattle in New Zealand, but also has the most severe level of resistance to anthelmintic drugs. To develop better control strategies a detailed understanding of the population dynamics is desirable. Mr Sauermann studied the effect of temperature on the development and survival of the free-living stages of this parasite and used this data in model simulations for further investigation. He also examined the establishment of this parasite in calves. In addition, he identified some novel insights of the population dynamics of the free-living and parasitic phase of Cooperia oncophora.
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