• Webinar recorded on Tue 15th September, 2015
  • 1 hours 9 mins

Andy Forbes graduated from Edinburgh University, Scotland, with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and subsequently spent several years in general veterinary practice in the United Kingdom, southern Africa and New Zealand. He joined the Animal Health industry in the late 1970s, firstly with Elanco/Lilly Research and subsequently with MSD AgVet and then Merial, and worked in the industry until 2013 in a variety of technical positions based in the UK, the USA and most recently France. He now lectures regularly at the School of Veterinary Medicine in Glasgow and is involved in a number of research projects there and at other veterinary schools. He is currently the chairman of the parasite control technical working group (TWG) of Animal Health Ireland. His scientific interests centre primarily on ruminants with a focus on parasitology and endemic diseases, on which he has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He completed a PhD on parasitic gastroenteritis in cattle at Ghent University in Belgium in 2008 and is a Foundation Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College. He is a past president of the British Cattle Veterinary Association and the British Association of Veterinary Parasitology. He is currently an Honorary Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Glasgow University in Scotland. When not travelling, he spends his time on a small farm in Hertfordshire, where his wife, any of three sons, a flock of sheep and a dog live or on a small property on the shores of Loch Lomond.

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