Dr Dave Bartley

I am a Principal Investigator in the Disease Control Division of Moredun Research Institute and have specialised in veterinary parasitology for over 20 years. My current interests are in improving diagnostics and control strategies for nematode infections of ruminants.

Within EPIC I will be looking at the development and dissemination of anthelmintic resistance in economically important roundworm species and the implementation of sustainable mitigation strategies.

In addition I have projects looking at:

  1. Transmission risks of animal movement and wildlife in the dissemination of nematodes species
  2. The development and generation of genomic resources for sequencing, applying markers of anthelmintic resistance in the field to assess the effectiveness and impact of different control strategies on worm populations and the translation of results to relevant stakeholders
  3. The identification and characterisation of monepantel resistance in ruminant nematodes
  4. Development of tools and resources to improve knowledge exchange between the various stakeholders involved in controlling ruminant nematodes

I actively participate in the promotion of best practice roundworm control in ruminants and the work has been used to inform and update government and levy board publications on the best practice advice for producers (e.g. Sustainable Control of Parasites of Sheep; SCOPS and Control of Worms Sustainably; COWS).


Large scale screening for benzimidazole resistance mutations in Nematodirus battus, using both pyrosequence genotyping and deep amplicon sequencing, indicates the early emergence of resistance on UK sheep farms. L.A. Melville, E. Redman, A.A. Morrison, P. Chi, R. Chen, R. Avramenko, S. Mitchell, J. Van Dijk, G. Innocent, F. Sargison, C. Aitken, J.S. Gilleard, D.J. Bartley

Genotypic characterisation of monepantel resistance in historical and newly derived field strains of Teladorsagia circumcincta. F Turnbull, E Devaney, AA Morrison, R Laing, DJ Bartley

Validation of ITS-2 rDNA nemabiome sequencing for ovine gastrointestinal nematodes and its application to a large scale survey of UK sheep farms. E Redman, C Queiroz, DJ Bartley, M Levy, RW Avramenko, JS Gilleard

To what extent is climate change adaptation a novel challenge for agricultural modellers? RP Kipling, CFE Topp, A Bannink, DJ Bartley, I Blanco-Penedo, R Cortignani, A del Prado, G Dono, P Faverdin, AI Graux, NJ Hutchings, L Lauwers, S Ozkan Gulzari, P Reidsma, S Rolinski, M Ruiz-Ramos, DL Sandars, R Sandor, M Schonhart, G Seddaiu, J van Middelkoop, S Shrestha, I Weindl, V Eory

A Genome Resequencing-Based Genetic Map Reveals the Recombination Landscape of an Outbred Parasitic Nematode in the Presence of Polyploidy and Polyandry. SR Doyle, R Laing, DJ Bartley, C Britton, U Chaudhry, JS Gilleard, N Holroyd, BK Mable, K Maitland, AA Morrison, A Tait, A Tracey, M Berriman, E Devaney, JA Cotton, ND Sargison

Challenges and priorities for modelling livestock health and pathogens in the context of climate change. S Ozkan, A Vitali, N Lacetera, B Amon, A Bannink, DJ Bartley, I Blanco-Penedo, Y de Haas, I Dufrasne, J Elliott, V Eory, NJ Fox, PC Garnsworthy, N Gengler, H Hammami, I Kyriazakis, F Lessire, RP Kipling 

A quantitative analysis of attitudes and behaviours concerning sustainable parasite control practices from Scottish sheep farmers. C Jack, E Hotchkiss, ND Sargison, L Toma, C Milne, DJ Bartley

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