BHC Newsletter Spring FINAL

AHI UPDATE AHI welcomes Natascha Meunier as new Beef HealthCheck Programme Manager A HI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Natascha Meunier as Beef HealthCheck Programme Manager. Dr David Graham said; “I am pleased to welcome Natascha to AHI. In her role as Beef HealthCheck Programme Manager, she will further develop the programme to include data analysis of the information captured in the meat factories with a view to establishing the economic cost of liver and lung diseases on Irish farms and strategies to reduce these. It is also hoped, as part of her role to develop and implement protocols to investigate and record anthelmintic resistance”. Natascha graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2005. She worked there for several years in mixed practice and as a government vet. In 2011, shemoved to the Netherlands to complete a MSc in epidemiology, where she also worked in private practice as a veterinary practitioner. With a keen interest in infectious diseases, Natascha undertook a project studying bovine tuberculosis in cattle and wildlife in Uganda, obtaining her PhD in epidemiology through the Royal Veterinary College and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2016. She has since worked on research projects based at the University of Edinburgh. Natascha is currently training as a resident in Veterinary Public Health and Population Medicine.

Dr David Graham, CEO, Animal Health Ireland



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