My primary research interests lie in the physiology of horses as it specifically is related to the well-being of the performance horse. My research focuses on the study of aging in horses. I have studied the effects of stress on the equine immune system and am interested in the effects of physical and psychological stress on the endocrine and immune response in horses. As Director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center, I also am responsible for ensuring the vitality and sustainability of New Jersey's equine industry.
Plasma -endorphin, cortisol, and immune responses to acute exercise are altered by age and exercise training in horses
Radioimmunoassays for somatotropin and insulin growth factor I. In vitro immunological assays.
|Associate Director of NJAES||Rutgers Cooperative Extension||2002|
|Director, Equine Science Center||Rutgers University||2001|
|Extension Specialist in Horse Management (equivalent to Professor)||Rutgers Cooperative Extension||1998|
|Interim Department Chair||Agricultural and Resource Management Specialists||1993|
|Associate Extension Specialist in Horse Management (equivalent to Associate Professor)||Rutgers Cooperative Extension||1988|
|Associate Extension Specialist in Horse Management||Rutgers Cooperative Extension||1978|
|Assistant Extension Specialist in Horse Management||Rutgers Cooperative Extension
|Ph.D.||Zoology - Rutgers University||1986|
|M.S.||Animal Science - Rutgers University||1980|
|B.S.||Animal Science - Rutgers University||1975|
Member, Board of Directors, Horse Industry Alliance, 1999 - ongoing.
Chair, American Society of Animal Science Horse Program, 1998.
Chair, American Horse Council State Horse Council Committee, 1996 - 2002.
Board of Directors, Equine Nutrition & Physiology Society, 1995 - 1999.
Program Committee, Horses: American Society of Animal Science, 1995. Chair - 1998.
President, American Youth Horse Council, 1992 -1994.
Member National 4-H Horse Roundup Committee
Co-chair the Eastern National 4-H Horse Bowl.
Chair, Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup, 1991 -1992.
Chair, Extension Symposium, American Society of Animal Science, Annual Meeting, 1992.
Chaired the 1989 American Youth Horse Council Leaders Symposium.
Serve on the Horse Industry Handbook (USDA) Committee.
Chair Reproductive Physiology Section.
Chair 1988 American Society of Animal Science Meeting Reception Committee.
Chair New Jersey equine sector for Morris Animal Foundation for Animal Research.
Elected to Board of Directors of NARHA (North American Riding for Handicapped Association) 1992.
American Society of Animal Science.
American Horse Council (chair State Horse Councils Committee 1996)
American Youth Horse Council (President 1992 -1994)
Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Honorary Extension Fraternity.
Equine Science Society (member board of directors)
United States Trotting Association.
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.