Equine Tapeworms: Do They Cause Disease?

Dr. Martin Nielsen of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen reviews the controversial topic of whether or not tapeworms can be considered serious pathogens of the horse. His conclusions may impact your anthelmintic selection choices.
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Dr. Martin Nielsen of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen reviews the controversial topic of whether or not tapeworms can be considered serious pathogens of the horse. His conclusions may impact your anthelmintic selection choices.

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Martin Krarup Nielsen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVM, is an associate professor of parasitology and the Schlaikjer professor in equine infectious disease at the University of Kentucky’s Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, in Lexington. His research focus includes parasite diagnostic measures and drug resistance. Known as a foremost expert in the field of equine parasites, Nielsen chaired the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) parasite control task force, which produced the “AAEP Parasite Control Guidelines.”

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