Crowdfunding studies instrumental in securing USDA grant

Crowdfunding for equine parasitology project helps secure $2.1 million, multiple-species grant for evaluating new agent for parasite control.

The first research crowdfunding project launched at the University of Kentucky helped secure an approximately $2.1 million, five-year, multiple-species grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In January 2014, Martin Nielsen, an equine parasitologist, veterinarian and assistant professor at the university's Gluck Equine Research Center, launched the crowdfunding project: “Let the Germs Get the Worms: Testing a Novel Probiotic Compound for Treatment of Equine Parasites.” The p

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