Parasitologist Honored

A parasitologist on faculty in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech was recently recognized with the most distinguished honor conferred by the American Society of

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A parasitologist on faculty in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech was recently recognized with the most distinguished honor conferred by the American Society of Parasitology.


Dr. David S. Lindsay, associate professor, Department of Biomedical Science and Pathobiology, was presented the Henry Baldwin Ward Medal for 2000. Lindsay received the award during the society’s annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Lindsay has been a major figure in international parasitology research for much of the past two decades. Working in the college’s Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, Lindsay He is also working on an improved diagnostic test for Equine Protozoal Myelitis (EPM), a disease which causes a range of neurological problems in horses. (For the most recent update on EPM in The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, visit https://thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=94)


In the Ward Medal acceptance speech Lindsay attributed the honor to “a great deal of luck and association with extremely talented people.” He then chronicled the scientists and the organizations he has been affiliated with during a career that has coincided with major advancements in the field of parasitology

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Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director, grew up riding and caring for her family’s horses in Central Virginia and received a B.A. in journalism and equestrian studies from Averett University. She joined The Horse in 1999 and has led the editorial team since 2010. A 4-H and Pony Club graduate, she enjoys dressage, eventing, and trail riding with her former graded-stakes-winning Thoroughbred gelding, It Happened Again (“Happy”). Stephanie and Happy are based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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