Kenneth H. McKeever

Kenneth H. McKeever.

Professor
Bartlett B003
Phone: 848-932-9390
Email: mckeever@sebs.rutgers.edu
http://escrutgers.com



Research

On a basic level, my research has focused on comparative exercise and cardiovascular physiology with a particular interest in baroreceptor function and renal and neuroendocrine control of blood pressure, blood volume, and fluid and electrolyte balance. On an applied level, my research has focused on the effects of ergogenic (performance-enhancing) practices on the physiological responses of the equine athlete. Research in the lab is focused on basic physiology of the equine athlete . Our mission is not to cure sick horses, but rather to enhance our understanding of the equine athlete and the physiology of prevent problems before they occur. There are many similarities between horses and humans and we are also using the horse as a model to study the effects of aging on a variety of physiological systems. Ultimately our goal is to provide information for horse owners around the world and to find new ways to make happier, healthier, horses.

Experience

University of Hawaii
Title Location Year
Professor Animal Sciences, Rutgers University 2009
Associate Director for Research Equine Science Center, Rutgers University 2002
Associate Professor Animal Sciences, Rutgers University 1995
Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Equine Exercise Physiology Program Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Ohio State University 1989
Assistant Professor School of Health Physical Education and Recreation, The Ohio State University 1989
Instructor (Non-Tenure Track) School of Health Physical Education and Recreation, The Ohio State University 1988
Instructor (Non-Tenure Track) and Co-Director of the Equine Exercise Physiology Program Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Ohio State University
1987
National Research Council Resident Research Associate Cardiovascular Research Lab, NASA-Ames Research Ctr
1986
NASA Post-Doctoral Research Associate Cardiovascular Research Lab, NASA-Ames Research Ctr
1987
Staff Research Assistant University of Arizona
1985
Graduate Research Associate University of Arizona
1983
Manager Equine Research Center, University of Arizona
1981
Assistant Manager Post Time Thoroughbred Ranch
1981
Graduate Research Assistant Animal Sciences, California State University Fresno
1980

Education

Degree Location Year
Postdoc NASA-Ames Research Center 1985
Ph.D. University of Arizona 1984
M.S. Fresno State University 1981
B.S. California State Polytechnic University Pomona 1979

Former Graduate Students

Students Degree Title Location
Sara Malone MS, 2008 CYFC/4-H Educator Michigan State University Extension, Cheboygan County
Mary Elizabeth Gordon PhD, 2005 Director of Equine Nutrition Research Land-o-lakes, Purina Mills LLC
Helio C. Manso, Filho, DVM PhD, 2005 Associate Professor Department of Animal Sciences
Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (Brazil)
Charles Kearns PhD, 2005 Scientific Director Medscape
Kenneth Hinchcliff, DVM, PhD PhD, 1990 Professor and Dean University of Melbourne School of Veterinary Medicine
Jennifer Streltsova MS, 2005 Technician Merck
Cindy L. Betros MS, 2005 Executive Assistant to the President The Hambletonian Society
Cranbury, NJ
Nettie Liburt MS, 2005 Owner Liburt Equine Nutritional Consulting, Long Island, NY
Sunny Geiser, VMD MS, 2003 Field Veterinarian and Avian Influenza Coordinator New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Jacqueline Agans MS, 1998 Technician Schering-Plough
Elizabeth McNally MS, 1993 Technician Case Western Reserve University
Clara Fenger, DVM, PhD MS, 1992 Veterinarian Private Practice
Jody Cooley, DC MS, 1991 Chiropractor Private Practice

Courses

11:067:401 Topics in Equine Science
11:067:402/508 Equine Exercise Physiology
11:067:493/494 Research in Animal Science
11:554:497 Honors Tutorial
16:067:701 Graduate Research in Animal Science

Representative Publications

Curriculum Vitae