Martin Krarup Nielsen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVM

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.”

Articles by: Martin Krarup Nielsen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVM

Horse Worms: Learning to Live With Them

Are you concerned about worms in your horses? If you’re not, you should be! Learn why we need to learn to live with the worms to a degree, and how to protect your horses while minimizing dewormer resistance.

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Horse Parasite Control Programs

Parasites should be viewed as a natural state, and we should recognize that even frequent treatments will not prevent them completely. Our goal is not to eliminate parasites, as history has shown us this is impossible and only leads to anthelmintic resistance. Instead, our goal should be to reduce parasite contamination levels in the environment and thereby keep parasite burdens under control.

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Parasites: Roads to Resistance

It shouldn’t really surprise us: parasites are becoming increasingly resistant to the drugs we use. Bacteria are now increasingly resistant to antibiotics, malaria parasites are widely resistant to antimalarials, and parasites are no different. We should all learn the lesson from history.

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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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