Sarah Coker

Doctor of Philosophy, (Animal Science)
Study Completed: 2021
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
Morphological and Molecular Characterisation of Coccidia (Eimeria spp.) in Kiwi (Apteryx spp.)

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Conservation of kiwi, New Zealand’s national bird, relies on human intervention, leading to threats from parasites that cause severe disease and mortality. Currently, the identification of these parasites hinders our ability to improve kiwi management protocols. Mrs Coker provided novel morphological and genetic descriptions, thereby providing crucial data for improving the welfare and conservation success of these iconic species.

Associate Professor Laryssa Howe
Professor Bill Pomroy
Associate Professor Kerri Morgan
Professor Patrick Biggs