Martin Nielsen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVM
Schlaikjer Professor of Equine Infectious Disease
Associate Professor

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Equine veterinarian with three years of experience from clinical practice in Denmark. Trained in equine parasitology in a clinical department at the veterinary school in Copenhagen, with a significant stint at Dr. Ray Kaplan’s parasitology laboratory at the University of Georgia, Athens. Faculty member at the University of Copenhagen for four years prior to joining the Gluck Equine Research Center in 2011. Co-editor in Chief for Veterinary Parasitology. 

Diagnosis and control of gastrointestinal helminths of horses and anthelmintic resistance. Studies aim at 1) understanding and developing new diagnostic measures of important parasites and their level of resistance to anthelmintic drugs, 2) developing and evaluating sustainable anthelmintic treatment regimens using objective measures, and 3) applying molecular approaches for understanding mechanisms for development of anthelmintic resistance.

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Nielsen Lab Personnel

Graduate Students:


Research Analyst:

Holli Gravatte

Adjunct professor:

Paul Slusarewicz


Diplomate, American College for Veterinary Microbiologists, 2013

Diplomate, European Veterinary Parasitology College, 2011

PhD, University of Copenhagen (Equine Parasitology), 2007

DVM, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, 2001

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