UCO (http://www.uco.es/) is the sole veterinary education institution in the south of Spain. Animal health research focused in small ruminants integrates different research disciplines for parasitic diseases. The UCO research group involved in PARAGONE has been involved in liver fluke studies for 20 years, mostly in goats and sheep, and also has expertise in experimental studies with nematodes (Haemonchus contortus) and other parasites (Hypoderma bovis).