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, she moved 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 and undertook a residency with the European College of Veterinary Public Health and Population Medicine, which she completed in 2020.
Natascha joined AHI in 2019 managing the Beef HealthCheck and Parasite Control programmes.
Parasite Control TASAH Consult (Cattle & Sheep)
As part of the Targeted Advisory Service on Animal Health (TASAH), a Parasite Control TASAH consult, between trained veterinary practitioners and their clients is available for the first time in 2022. For more information about this animal health service
If you are either a cattle or sheep farmer you can register for your consult by clicking on the link below.
Parasitic Disease Forecast
Parasitic Disease Forecasts are regularly available from DAFM for Irish farmers. These are prepared by DAFM parasitologists using knowledge of parasite lifecycles combined with meteorology data to predict the possible upcoming patterns of parasites and probable impacts on-farm. DAFM work closely with other industry experts such as the AHI TWG for Parasite Control to provide the most accurate forecast possible.
Service Provider Portal
The link below to AHI’s Service Provider Portal is for use by trained Veterinary Practitioners, in the context of all TASAH-funded activities including BVD, Irish Johne’s Control Programme, CellCheck, Parasite Control, Pig HealthCheck, Poultry and IBR.