Parasitology Guru Added to Summit Roster
Dr. Martin Nielsen, a popular equine professor at University of Kentucky, will join us at the Summit for an elective presentation on parasitology. Nielsen will share his research and expertise as he debunks common practice around deworming.
A veterinarian with a PhD in equine parasitology, Nielsen has a popular YouTube channel with many videos on worms and deworming. Originally from Denmark, he’s a thoughtful guy who enjoys the challenge of conveying scientific research findings in an entertaining way. He’s not afraid to “go silly” if it means giving viewers a better experience and helps them understand the science in a meaningful way.
At the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center, Nielsen says his job description is simple: “do useful research in equine parasitology, and communicate the finding effectively to other scientists, veterinarians, and end-users in terms of horse owners and farm managers.
In this October 29 presentation, Nielsen will introduce Summiteers to the world of worms and make a case for dismantling the myths and misconceptions around deworming protocol. The elective is open to all and will be a great option for attendees who were not able to take the Equine Anatomy elective, which is limited to 25 students. Both will be held Friday, October 29, at Spy Coast Farm.
Full schedule of events coming soon.