Parasite Survey


As part of the national research and development levy, AgriFutures Australia and TBA have commissioned a research project called ‘Improving the Detection of Parasitic Infections and Control Strategies in Horses’ to The University of Melbourne and other Australian institutions.

One of the objectives of this project is to assess the existing worm control practices used by thoroughbred breeders/farm managers.

The researchers have put together an online questionnaire and have asked TBA to circulate it to industry. They are calling for one person from each farm (ideally the person who is in charge of worm management) to complete it.  

The questionnaire can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

It is anticipated that the results of this survey, together with those from other studies in the project, will help us to develop guidelines for strategic and effective control of worms in Australian thoroughbreds.

The data collected will help the researchers gain a better understanding of how breeders are currently controlling worms in their horses. 

The online survey will close on the 31st May 2020. 
AgriFutures has arranged for one lucky participant to receive a 4-night accommodation voucher at the Williams Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm, during the 2021 Easter Sale so make sure you include your mobile number at the end of the survey.
The survey is anonymous but if you would like to know more at any stage, please feel free to contact Ghazanfar Abbas, PhD Student by phone (03) 9731 2060 or email or Abdul Jabbar, Associate Professor in Veterinary Parasitology by phone (03) 9731 2022 or email
All information collected will remain confidential as per Australian privacy laws.   
On behalf of the researchers, we thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the questionnaire.

Kind regards, 

The TBA Team