Kreavet supports companies, research/public institutions and professional organisations to meet today’s challenges in the field of animal health and sustainable livestock farming. Climate mitigation via improved animal (health) management is a critical component to make European livestock farms more sustainable and resilient. Kreavet helps its clients to deliver, implement and disseminate their solutions faster by services in the field of Research & Development, Strategic collaborations and Training. The team has specific expertise in the field of veterinary parasitology, epidemiology and socio-economics of animal health.
In MiCliFeed project, Kreavet will provide support in literature review, organize questionnaire survey and analyze data. Specifically, Kreavet will participate in the application of the following actions: A1, A2, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, D1, D2, E1, E2, F1, F2
DVM, PhD, Dip. EVPC
Johannes Charlier (DVM, PhD, Dip. EVPC) is a veterinary scientist and managing director of the animal health research & consulting agency Kreavet, which he founded to contribute in developing sustainable animal health solutions in the context of climate change, altering animal husbandry practices and drug resistance. He obtained a PhD in veterinary sciences from Ghent University.
His research contributions were published in > 90 scientific publications and were subject of 2 international awards. Johannes takes part in several international research and coordination initiatives (e.g. DISCONTOOLS, STAR-IDAZ IRC) and was chair of the COST Action COMBAR “Combatting Anthelmintic Resistance in Ruminants” (2017-2022).
Tong has extensive experience in applied research, with a major focus in parasite epidemiology. He completed his PhD in veterinary parasitology at University of Bristol in 2015. Before joining Kreavet, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and University of Calgary for 5 years.
His work in the UK and Canada has involved significant interactions with livestock farmers through planning and conducting field research. Tong has managed multiple research projects and consistently delivered high-quality results which have resulted in numerous peer-review publications and conference presentations. He has a strong background in pasture risk assessment with predictive modelling.
Alistair graduated from the University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed a post-doctoral project at the University of Glasgow School of Biodiversity, One Health, and Comparative Medicine. He developed novel molecular diagnostics for anthelmintic resistance and elucidated resistance markers in the model parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus. Alistair was part of the team that discovered and validated the first known SNP marker for levamisole resistance in H. contortus, and has developed several molecular diagnostic assays for H. contortus and a next-generation sequencing marker panel for Ostertagia ostertagi to aid in the sustainability of livestock production by improving anthelmintic resistance control.
Alistair has been involved in multiple multidisciplinary and international projects and has been a co-principal investigator on a BBSRC international partnership project, in addition to managing research projects which have resulted in multiple peer-reviewed papers and conference presentations at national and international meetings. In Kreavet, he is contributing to the conduct and development of multi-actor Horizon EU-funded projects such as BioSecure, focused on improving biosecurity implementation within Europe for sustainable livestock production.