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Introduction

I’ve been lucky over the last number of years to have some great conversations. These have often inspired me around areas of animal health and beyond. So, I said, why not start having more of them and sharing some of these inspiring stories of people in agriculture.

I also want to challenge my thinking and who knows, even occasionally, the status quo.

So I’m giving #Aginspire conversations a go for a few months.

The aim is simple “To have conversations with interesting people doing inspiring things in agriculture.”

This week I speak with research scientist Dr. Philip Skuce from the Moredun research center in Scotland. He gained a PhD in parasitology from Queens where he began his career in research.

We chat about his own career and fascination with parasites. We dig into some of our challenges in dealing with parasites in the future.  He also talks about the importance of research in the ever-changing landscape of livestock production.

We discuss 

His early career

The complexities of parasites

Why research is so important  and the complexity of developing vaccines against parasites

The scientists that have inspired him like William Campbell  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia61RY5Ppuc

To follow Philip on twitter @philip_skuce  and also to find out more about the work he is doing https://www.moredun.org.uk/

 

Happy safe farming

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