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Dr Dey Freeman Tarusikirwa

Dr  Dey  Freeman  Tarusikirwa

Graduate student: Supervisor Dr Caroline Trotter


Biography:

I recently joined the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge as a postgraduate master's student, and I am currently working on my MPhil in Veterinary Science with the thesis title “Seroprevalence and Socio-Economic Impact of 3 zoonotic abortion causing agents In Small Ruminants in Selected Smallholder Commercial Farms of Zimbabwe".

Research Interests

My interests are in the field of Veterinary Reproduction and One Health. Of particular interest is to come up with innovative methods to manage conception failure in food animals and to come up with sustainable methods in the prevention and control of zoonotic reproductive diseases such as Brucellosis, Chlamydiosis and Toxoplasmosis, through the use of disease surveillance and monitoring using disease epidemiology. The information generated from such studies should help improve the livelihoods of people in low-income countries, by improving food security through improved animal productivity and reducing transmission of zoonotic infections to humans.

Keywords

  • Brucellosis
  • Small Ruminants
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Zoonoses
  • Chlamydiosis