Associate Extension Specialist
Bartlett Hall 213E
Some of my extension areas of interest include providing nutritional information for the average horse owner as well as the racehorse owner/trainer. I also aim to improve pasture quality in the state of New Jersey and surrounding areas through better pasture management. The bigger picture is to help promote the horse industry in NJ to people throughout the state.
The primary goal of my research lies in equine nutrition and specifically how it affects the performance of the equine athlete. Currently I am focusing on decreasing oxidative stress, muscle membrane leakage, and improving antioxidant status of exercising horses using various antioxidant supplements. In the past I have worked with competing endurance horses, and more recently at Rutgers I have started working with the Standardbred racehorse.
|Associate Professor||Dept. of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University||2009|
|Assistant Professor||Dept. of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University||2003|
|Equine Extension Specialist||Dept. of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University||2003|
|Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant||Virginia Tech||1998|
|Ph.D.||Equine Nutrition and Exercise, Virginia Tech||2003|
|M.S.||Equine Nutrition, Virginia Tech||2000|
|B.S.||Equine Science, Colorado State University||1998|
American Society of Animal Science
Equine Science Society
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
American Horse Council
State Horse Councils Advisory Committee
American Association of Veterinary Nutritionists
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
United States Eventing Association
|11:067:493||Research in Animal Science|
|11:067:391||Comparative Mammalian Anatomy|
Current Graduate Students
|Student||Thesis||Year Completion||Job Position|
|Danielle Smarsh||Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Skeletal Muscle of Exercising Horses||Proposed 2013||Rutgers Cooperative Extension Fellowship|
|Emily Lamprecht, Ph.D.||Inflammatory and Antioxidant Status of Horses Undergoing Intense Exercise and Nutritional Supplementation||2009||Research & Development Manager, Equine & Pet Nutrition, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Elk River, MN|
Recent Honors and Awards
2010 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Partnership Award, to the leadership team of eXtension HorseQuest (I serve as Vice Chair)
2010 Colorado State University, Department of Animal Sciences, Creating the Mold Distinguished Young Alum Award
2009 eXtension, Outstanding Community of Practice HorseQuest (I serve as Vice Chair) was recognized for the outstanding outreach it presents to its stakeholders.
2009 Equine Science Society, Outstanding Young Professional - This award recognizes an individual under the age of 40 with less than 10 years of service in academia or industry, who has made meritorious contributions to equine science, in teaching, research public service or industry.
2008 United States Pony Club, Academy of Achievement Inductee - In recognition of her outstanding achievements after graduation from a member club of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc., and for her participation in the 2008 National Youth Congress.
2007 Rutgers University s, Merle V. Adams Award - In recognition of outstanding achievements in research, teaching and outreach by a Junior Faculty Member.
2007 Northeast ADSA-ASAS, Outstanding Young Educator Award - In recognition of outstanding contributions to animal/dairy science.
2007 Rising Women of Rutgers, Outstanding Woman Educator - Awarded to A professor who, through outstanding teaching skills, dedication to her field of study and commitment to excellence, has contributed to the academic and personal growth of Rutgers University women.
Komar, S., R. Miskewitz, M. Westendorf, and C. A. Williams. 2012. Effects of bedding type on compost quality of equine stall waste. J. Anim. Sci. 90:1069-1075. Pubmed
Williams, C. A. and A. O. Burk. 2010. Nutrient intake during an elite level three-day eventing competition is correlated to inflammatory markers and antioxidant status. Equine Vet. J. Suppl. 42:116-122. Pubmed
Smarsh, D., N. Liburt, J. Streltsova, K. McKeever and C. A. Williams. 2010. Nutraceutical extracts affect oxidative stress and antioxidant status in intensely exercising horses. Equine Vet. J. Suppl. 42:317-322.Pubmed
Leahy, E. R., A .O. Burk, E. A. Greene, and C. A. Williams. 2010. Nutrition-related problems facing elite level three-day event horses. Equine Vet. J. Suppl. 42:370-374. Pubmed
Greene, E. A., A. S. Griffin, J. Whittle, C. A. Williams, A. B. Howard, and K. P. Anderson. 2010. Development and usage of eXtension s HorseQuest: an online resource. J. Anim. Sci. 88:2829-2837.Pubmed
Westendorf, M. L., T. Joshua, S. J. Komar, C. Williams, and R. Govindasamy. 2010. Effectiveness of cooperative extension manure management programs. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 30:322-325. Link
Arent, S. M., J. K. Pellegrino, C. A. Williams, D. DiFabio, and J. C. Greenwood. 2010. Nutritional supplementation, performance, and oxidative stress in college soccer players. J. Strength Cond. Res. 24:1117-1124. Pubmed
Westendorf, M. L., T. Joshua, S. J. Komar, C. Williams, and R. Govindasamy. 2010. Case Study: Manure Management Practices on New Jersey Equine Farms. Prof. Anim. Sci. 26:123-129. Link
Arent, S. M., P. Davitt, D. L. Golem, C. A. Williams, K. H. McKeever, and C. Jaouhari. 2009. The effects of a post-workout nutraceutical drink on body composition, performance, and hormonal and biochemical responses in Division 1 college football players. Comp. Ex. Physiol. 6:73 80. Link
Fiorellino, N., E. D. Lamprecht and C. A. Williams. 2009. The absorption of different oral formulations of vitamin E in horses. J. Equine Vet. Sci. (in press).
Lamprecht, E. D., C. A. Bagnell, and C. A. Williams. 2009. Inflammatory responses to three modes of intense exercise in Standardbred mares. Comp. Ex. Physiol. 5:115 125. Link
Burk, A. O., and C. A. Williams. 2008. Feeding management practices and supplement use in top level event horses. Comp. Ex. Physiol. (in press).
Treiber, K., R. Carter, L. Gay, C. Williams, and R. Geor. 2008. Inflammatory and redox status of ponies prone to pasture-associated laminitis. Vet. Immunol. Immunopathol. (in press).
Williams, C. A. 2008. Herbs and nutraceuticals. In: 6th Current Therapy in Equine Medicine. (Ed. N. Edward Robinson), Elsevier Science, St. Louis, MO. pp. 87-93. (in press).
Williams, C. A., M. B. Gordon, C. Betros, and K. McKeever. 2008. Apoptosis and antioxidant status are influenced by age and exercise training in horses. J. Anim. Sci. 86:576-583. Pubmed
Williams, C. A., and E. D. Lamprecht. 2008. Some commonly fed herbs and other functional foods in equine nutrition: a review. Vet. J. 178:21-31. Pubmed
Williams, C. A. 2008. Oxidative stress or oxidant/antioxidant disequilibrium in horses A hot topic. Vet. J. 177:157-158.Pubmed
Hess, T. M., K. E. Griewe-Crandell, J. N. Waldron, C. A. Williams, M. A. Lopes, L.S. Gay, P. A. Harris, and D. S. Kronfeld. 2007. Potassium-free electrolytes and calcium supplementation in an endurance race. Comp. Ex. Physiol. 5:33-41. Link
Hess, T. M., D. S. Kronfeld, K. H. Treiber, K. E. Crandell, J. N. Waldron, C. A. Williams, W. B. Staniar, M. A. Lopes, and P. A. Harris. 2007. Fat adaptation affects insulin sensitivity and elimination of horses during an 80 km endurance ride. Pferdeheilkunde. 23:241-246.
Williams, C. A., and S. Carlucci. 2006. Oral vitamin E supplementation and oxidative stress, vitamin and antioxidant status in intensely exercising horses. Equine Vet. J. Suppl. 36:617-621. Pubmed
Williams, C. A., D. S. Kronfeld, T.M. Hess, K. E. Saker, J. E. Waldron, K. M. Crandell, and P. A. Harris. 2005. Comparison of oxidative stress and antioxidant status in endurance horses in three 80 km races. Equine Comp. Ex. Physiol. 2:153-157.Link
Williams, C. A., D. S. Kronfeld, T. M. Hess, K. E. Saker, J. E. Waldron, and P. A. Harris. 2005. Vitamin E intake and systemic antioxidant status in competitive endurance horses. Equine Comp. Ex. Physiol. 2:149-152. Link
Ordakowski, A. L., D. S. Kronfeld, C. A. Williams, L. S. Gay, and D. Sklan. 2005. Temporal folate status during lactation in mares and growth in foals. Am. J. Vet. Res. 66:1214-1224. Pubmed
Hess, T. M., D. S. Kronfeld, C. A. Williams, R. M. Hoffman, J. N. Waldron, P. M. Graham-Thiers, K. M. Crandell, M. A. Lopes, and P. A. Harris. 2005. Potassium supplementation affects acid-base status and plasma ion concentrations of horses during endurance exercise. Am. J. Vet. Res. 66:466-473. Pubmed
Williams, C. A., D. S. Kronfeld, T. M. Hess, J. N. Waldron, K. M. Crandell, K. E. Saker, R. M. Hoffman, and P. A. Harris. 2004. Antioxidant supplementation and subsequent oxidative stress of horses during an 80-km endurance race. J. Anim. Sci. 82:588-594. Pubmed
Williams, C. A., D. S. Kronfeld, T. M. Hess, K. E. Saker, and P. A. Harris. 2004. Lipoic acid and vitamin E supplementation to horses diminishes endurance exercise induced oxidative stress, muscle enzyme leakage, and apoptosis. In: The Elite Race and Endurance Horse. Ed. Arno Lindner. CESMAS, Oslo, Norway. pp. 105-119.
Hoffman, R. M., T. M. Hess, C. A. Williams, D. S. Kronfeld, K. M. Griewe-Crandell, J. E. Waldron, P. M. Graham-Thiers, L. S. Gay, R. K. Splan, K. E. Saker, and P. A. Harris. 2002. Speed associated with plasma pH, oxygen content, total protein and urea in an 80-km race. Equine Vet. J. Suppl. 34:39-43.Pubmed
Williams, C. A., D. S. Kronfeld, W. B. Staniar, and P. A. Harris. 2001. Plasma glucose and insulin responses in Thoroughbred mares fed a meal high in starch and sugar or fat and fiber. J. Anim. Sci. 79:2196-2201. Pubmed
Williams C. A., R.M. Hoffman, D. S. Kronfeld, T. M. Hess, K. E. Saker, and P. A. Harris. 2001. Lipoic acid as an antioxidant in mature thoroughbred geldings: a preliminary study. J. Nutr. 132:1628-1632. Pubmed