Martin Nielsen, DVM, PhD, assistant professor in equine parasitology at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, was a presenter in a recent webinar about parasite control in horses on

During the webinar Nielsen spoke and answered questions regarding why you can't and shouldn't kill all worms, how to find out if current deworming programs work, and farm management practices to improve parasite control.

Nielsen was joined in the webinar by Ray Kaplan, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECPC, ACVM, professor of parasitology at the University of Georgia and director of the Athens Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory, and Wendy E. Vaala, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, Senior Equine Technical Services Specialist at Merck Animal Health.

Nielsen works on developing new and improved diagnostic methods, studying mechanisms of anthelmintic (dewormer) resistance, and developing sustainable strategies for equine parasite control.

The webinar was held Oct. 25. View the webinar at

Jenny Blandford is the Gluck Equine Research Foundation Coordinator at the Gluck Center.


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