Martin Nielsen

Martin Nielsen

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Martin Nielsen

Professor, Schlaikjer Professor of Equine Infectious Disease

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343 Gluck Equine Research Center 1400 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, KY 40546

Last Revised: Apr 25th, 2023

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The mission of the Nielsen Laboratory is to Provide Solutions for Equine Parasite Control. Research efforts are focused on the following areas:


1. New and improved diagnostic tests.

2. Documentation of drug resistance and investigation of mechanisms behind.

3. Identification and evaluation of sustainable parasite control programs.

4. Developing and evaluating novel treatment modalities.

5. Epidemiology of parasite transmission patterns.

6. The role of helminth parasites in equine health and disease.

7. Parasite biology, genomics, and transcriptomics.

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Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc), University of Copenhagen, 2023
Diplomate, American College for Veterinary Microbiologists, 2013
Diplomate, European Veterinary Parasitology College, 2011
PhD, Equine Parasitology, University of Copenhagen, 2007
DVM, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, 2001

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Dr. Dan Howe
Interim Director, Gluck Equine Research Center

437 Gluck Equine Research Center 1400 Nicholasville Rd. Lexington, KY 40546-0099

(859) 257-4759