Martin Nielsen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVM, associate professor and Schlaikjer Professor of Equine Infectious Disease at the University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center, in Lexington, and Craig Reinemeyer, PhD, president at East Tennessee Clinical Research Inc., in Rockwood, have co-authored the second edition of the Handbook of Equine Parasite Control, released this month.

The second edition, published by Wiley, offers a thorough revision to this practical equine parasitology manual. Incorporating new information and diagnostic knowledge throughout, it also includes five additional sections, and new information on computer simulation methods maps to show the spread of anthelmintic resistance. The book also features 30 new figures and expanded information on parasite occurrence and epidemiology, diagnostics, treatment strategies, clinical significance of infections, anthelmintic resistance, and environmental persistence.

“We have learned a lot since the first edition was published, and we felt it was time for an update,” Nielsen said. “Although a limited number of people work actively in equine parasitology research worldwide, the amount of work done in the last six years is remarkable. A lot of it has direct practical implications for people faced with parasite control in the field. They are the audience this book is intended for, and we are excited to be providing new and updated information.”

The handbook is targeted for equine practitioners, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians dealing with parasites in horses. The first edition was published by Wiley in 2012.

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Jenny Evans, MFA, PhD candidate, is the senior veterinary science marketing and promotion specialist at the UK Gluck Equine Research Center.

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