This project aims to establish a research collaboration with Dr. Bui Khanh Linh at the National University of Agriculture in Vietnam. This collaboration focuses on the fact that parasitic and vector-borne diseases are one of the main causes of economic losses for livestock farmers in Vietnam. In particular ticks and tick-borne pathogens are difficult and expensive to control with conventional acaricides, affecting the use of animals for traction, and directly reducing production (milk, meat), trapping farmers in poverty. Hence, novel, cost-effective approaches to tick management, based on indigenous technology, are urgently required.
|Alternative title||Ticks in Vietnam|
|Effective start/end date||1/04/18 → 31/05/18|