𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝
Shaelin Warner (Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology) and Hailey Anderson (Equine Science and Management) attended the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) conference from June 10-13, 2023 and entered the best poster presentation in a tough field with mostly much more experienced PhD students - and won first place!
Shaelin and Hailey collaborated on a project investigating methods for diagnosing equine tapeworms this past semester. This is an often underdiagnosed parasite of clinical importance in horses and there are rising concerns over possible drug resistance developing. This emphasizes the need for good diagnostics and this project helped move the goal post on this topic!