Renowned Vet to Speak About Rat Lungworm Disease in Animals

April 26, 2018, 9:30 AM HST (Updated April 26, 2018, 8:46 AM)

The rat lungworm parasite under a microscope. PC: Dr. Susan Jarvi.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo invites the public to a talk by a renowned veterinarian from Australia who will speak about how knowledge about animals contracting rat lungworm disease (RLW) can help fight the spread of the disease.

The talk will be held Tuesday, May 1, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Science and Technology Building, Room 108, at UH Hilo.


Richard Malik from the University of Sydney’s School of Veterinary Science will speak about “Rat lungworm disease: A one health approach using animals as sentinels.”

He first diagnosed rat lungworm disease in dogs in Sydney in 1989, and has researched the incidence and development of the infection in companion animals, wildlife and human patients. Malik also is a consultant in small animal medicine with a special interest in infectious diseases of companion animals.

The talk is sponsored by the UH Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.



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