Dahlia Jackson-O'Brien, PhD
Assistant Professor and Small Ruminant Specialist
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
College of Agriculture & Related Sciences
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Hwy
Dover, Delaware 19901
My current research interests include characterizing levels of anthelmintic resistance (AR) in gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) of small ruminants in the Mid-Atlantic U.S., evaluating the efficacy of natural/alternative dewormers and genetics in parasite control, evaluating the use of goats as a biological control for invasive weeds, and identifying methods to increase sheep and goat production to satisfy increasing market demands (synchronization and timed-artificial insemination).
Graduate Students' Research
Elizabeth Crook (2008 - 2010; currently at Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine)
Graduate students Jenna Warren and Kwame Matthews conducting fecal egg counts in laboratory.
Jenna Warren (2009 - present)
Kwame Matthews (2010 - present)
- Characterization of Anthelmintic Resistance in Small Ruminant Gastrointestinal Nematodes (GIN) in the Mid-Atlantic States
- Out of Season Breeding
- Garlic as a natural plant dewormer in goats (NESARE project)
- Anthelmintic Resistance in a Small Goat Herd in Delaware
- Progesterone Measurement to Determine Estrus Activity in Does at Hickory Hill
- Comparison of the Efficiency of Two- and Three- Chambered Slides on Determining Fecal Egg Counts in Goats
- Mating behavior of bucks during the non-breeding season after estrus synchronization protocols in meat does
- An Observation of the Internal Parasitic Variations Found Using the Modified McMaster Technique, in Relation to Domesticated Goat Kids
There are no research positions available at the moment.