Support the Nielsen Parasitology Research Fund

Dr. Eugene T. Lyons was a world-renowned equine parasitologist who worked at the University of Kentucky for 56 years. He made countless contributions to our knowledge about equine parasites and how to control them. One of these was establishing two unique and historic horse populations, now named the Gene Lyons Historic Parasitology Herds.

Horse parasites are developing increasing levels of resistance to all available dewormers, and there are no new drugs under development. Dr. Martin Nielsen's research team is devoted to providing solutions for worm control in horses. The team maintains a unique and valuable population of healthy horses, which have been kept on pasture without deworming since 1979.

Gifts to Nielsen Parasitology Fund will provide research revenue for the important work Dr. Nielsen's research team conducts. In particular, the team is seeking support to maintain quality feeding and care for Gene Lyons Historic Parasitology Herds. Your valuable support allows the College to be flexible, responsive and demonstrate the truth that there is power in numbers

You can support the Nielsen Parasitology Fund on this page. If you'd like to give to another fund that is not listed, please use the search box in the upper right of this page and type in the desired fund to make your gift. We are grateful for your support!

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College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
E S Good Barn, 1451 University Drive
Lexington, KY 40546-0097
859-257-4772

Supported by 24 Donations:

  • Jackie A.
    I Gave $150
    Thank you on behalf of our beautiful horses.
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  • Marcelo M.
    I Gave $100
    I honor and memory of the great Dr. Lyons.
  • Alexandria M.
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  • Ray K.
    I Gave $25
    To honor the memory of my friend and colleague who gave so much to equine parasitology and was always a generous soul to visitors
  • Paddy  H.
    I Gave $150
    In honor of Gene Lyons.
  • Kathleen Lyons T.
    In memory of my brother, Eugene Lyons. Frank and Jean Lyons
  • Joseph Lyons T.
  • Robert L.
    I Gave $150
    To support the research work of Dr, Gene Lyons, a legend in his work and to his family.
  • Kathleen Lyons T.
    In memory of my uncle, Dr. Eugene T. Lyons.
  • Carrie B.
    I Gave $100
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $50
  • Tim D.
    I Gave $150
    Very unique, incredible research!
  • Charlotte R.
    I Gave $350
    Such a worthy cause!
  • Katie L.
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $150
  • Ciska K.
    I Gave $500
    Research is needed to develop new parasite control methods and dewormers to maintain healthy horses in the future.
  • Kathryn L.
    In an era of dwindling treatment options for both human and animal pathogens, successful research like Dr. Nielsen's is essential.
  • Cheryl and Larry  N.
    I Gave $500
    This donation is to support the Barn 10 herd, a one of a kind treasure of learning.
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  • Margaret B.
    I Gave $500
  • Jude  M.
    I Gave $150
    I'm supporting ongoing horse parasite research as the future well-being of horses is at stake and the international horse economy will benefit.