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Photo of instars of bots (Gasterophilus intestinalis)Photo of bot egg on a horse hairEugene T. Lyons, PhD

Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0099

Phone: (859) 218-1115
Fax: (859) 257-8542

Curriculum Vitae

Research in the Classical Parasitology section of the Department of Veterinary Science continues the direction started over 50 years ago. That is, to do research on the control and transmission on internal parasites of domestic animals - especially horses.

Virtually all drugs on the market for removing nematodes, tapeworms, and insects (bots) were tested here as independent evaluators of the efficacy of these compounds on internal parasites of horses. Our research, as pioneers of discovery of drug resistant parasites in horses (and sheep), has been orientated towards multi-year study of the equine small strongyles which are resistant to most of the commercially available parasiticides.

Transmission of equine parasites also is an important aspect of our research. The purposes of these studies are to follow the changes of prevalence due to use of parasiticides, to determine the treatment regimen necessary to control parasites, and to determine whether the compounds are as efficacious as they were when they first came on the market.


Maxwell H.Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0099

Main Office (859) 257-4757
Fax (859) 257-8542