Microfluidics - new parasite diagnostic method for horses

Last changed: 17 February 2022
Diagnostic tool for studies of, among other things, intestinal flora in horses, photo.

Horses are exposed to parasites in the pasture as they graze, and all horses have parasitic worm infections to some degree. Keeping many horses on a relatively small surface, which is common, increases the risk for infection by parasites. Furthermore, parasitic worms developing anthelmintic resistance is an increasing problem. For the well-being of horses, it is important to limit the parasite burden. SLU researchers, together with researcher from Lund University, are developing a new diagnostic tool.

Go to the Swedish version of this page to read more and to find contact details for the researchers involved.


The one-year project was launched in 2018 and was financed by SLU Future One Health (previously SLU Future Animals, Nature and Health).

SLU Future One Health supports interdisciplinary research that is part of the One Health concept – optimal health and welfare for both humans and animals in sustainable ecosystems.

Read more about SLU Future One Health, ongoing research projects and forthcoming funding opportunities.


Eva Tyden, Researcher
Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health, Parasitology Unit
eva.tyden@slu.se, +4618671208