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The future of veterinary parasitology: a time for change?

Thompson, R.C.A. (2001) The future of veterinary parasitology: a time for change? Veterinary Parasitology, 98 (1-3). pp. 41-50.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0304-4017(01)00422-8
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Abstract

The future of veterinary parasitology is discussed at a time when R&D funding from the pharmaceutical industry is declining, yet the opportunities for veterinary parasitologists to diversify their activities has never been greater. Emerging and re-emerging areas requiring input from veterinary parasitologists include: veterinary public health; conservation and wildlife diseases; emerging and exotic infectious diseases; surveillance strategies; economic effects of parasitic diseases; aquaculture; molecular epidemiology; dietary and biological control of parasitic diseases; animal welfare; organic agricultural systems; novel vaccination strategies; drug target characterisation and rational drug design. Without change, the survival of veterinary parasitology as a viable, distinct discipline is under threat. In this environment, veterinary parasitologists must be adaptable, imaginative and pro-active in terms of setting the agendas for establishing strategic alliances, promoting research needs and developing research programs.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10530
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