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PhD Grant 2011

 

Study title: DECONSTRUCTING DEMODICOSIS


From left to the right: Ivan Ravera, Mar Bardagi, Lluis Ferrer

PhD candidate: Ivan Ravera, Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Mentors:
Lluis Ferrer, Tufts Cumming's School of Veterinary Medicine, USA
Mar Bardagi, Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Starting date and finishing date: SEPTEMBER 2011-SEPTEMBER 2014

Study description: We propose a multiple approach to get a better insight in canine demodicosis. This approach includes improving the knowledge of the epidemiology of Demodex parasitism in the dogs and investigating the immune response in canine demodicosis.

Publications from this work: “Investigations on the dog-Demodex relationship: all dogs harbour Demodex mites in the skin, but only dogs with demodicosis have antibodies against Demodex”, WCVD, Vancouver, 2012. Ravera I, Altet L, Francino O, Sánchez A, Villanueva S, Bardagi M, Ferrer L

"It was an honor to be selected for ESVD/ECVD PhD scholarship. When we were informed about it, we could not believe it! We thought that all the ideas that were kept in our minds finally would become in form and reality. We are really enjoying our work and we hope to have many interesting results. We want to thank all the ESVD and ECVD Board members for promoting the research in Veterinary Dermatology. Many thanks to all of them!"