Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Bill Pomroy is currently working as a Professor of Veterinary Parasitology in the Department of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey univesity , Newzealand.
His research is concentrated in two main areas. These include gastrointestinal nematodes of ruminants (sheep, cattle and red deer) with particular regard to issues around achieving sustainable parasite control in the face of anthelmintic resistance. I have an interest in: diagnostic approaches towards anthelmintic resistance; dynamics of larval development and survival in the environment; dynamics of infection of some species with the current emphasis on Cooperia oncophora; usefulness of some management procedures for achieving good parasite control with reduced anthelmintic use; answering the query as to how to achieve the benefits of increased milk yield in dairy cows associated with parasite control but without the use of anthelmintics; the importance of liver fluke infection in dairy cattle. he second area includes the epidemiology of apicomplexan protozoa especially Neospora, Toxoplasma and coccidia in the New Zealand context. Following the recent identification of Theileria orientalis in New Zealand my interests now include the impact of this on animal health of cattle in New Zealand.