ESCCAP Denmark


ESCCAP Nordic MemberStig Milan Thamsborg holds a MSc and a PhD in Veterinary Science from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark. During the first 14 years of his career, besides working as general practitioner, Stig was also involved in teaching and research in large animal clinical studies with a strong focus on clinical parasitology and animal health under extensive production conditions, including extensive work in developing countries. From 1997 to 2002 he held an endowed research professorship in Organic Livestock Production and Health during a phase of very rapid expansion of organic farming in Denmark.

Currently, he holds the position of Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen and is the director of the Danish Centre for Experimental Parasitology, involved in applied and experimental studies on parasites of companion animals and livestock. A recent research area of focus is French heartworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) infection in dogs using foxes as a model and zoonotic helminths. He is the author of over 150 research articles and the author or editor of several books, mostly in the area of veterinary parasitology and animal health and production.


ESCCAP Denmark brings together leading experts in the field of veterinary parasitology. ESCCAP Denmark works  to raise awareness of the threat from parasites and to provide locally relevant information and advice. An associate member living in Norway has joined the ESCCAP Denmark group and will provide additional local information and guidance from Norway.

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