Dorothee Gabler and Patrick Weiß in Cameroon
In August 2017, two Tübingen Bachelor-students, Dorothee Gabler and Patrick Weiss, went to Cameroon to collect data for their theses. Patrick aims to focus on filarial parasites in domestic animals, others than cattle and to examine whether there are filarial species, that live in both cattle and other (small) ruminants.
Dorothee wants to study the survival of Simulium flies, that fed on cattle, either treated with acrarides and/or antiparasite drugs (trypanocides or ivermectin). The aim of Dorothee’s work is to understand why the Annual Biting Rates of Simulium damnosum have decline so much during the past 5 years.