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Carey A. Williams

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Extension Specialist and Professor
Bartlett Hall, Room 213E

Curriculum Vitae (468k PDF)


Research Specialization

The broad theme of my research area is equine nutrition; specifically, how nutrition affects the performance of the equine athlete, and how pasture content affects horse's metabolism of soluble carbohydrates. One area of focus has been to examine the effects of reducing oxidative stress and inflammation using various antioxidant supplements affects performance of the equine athlete. A second, and more recent, area of focus is to investigate the effects of different grazing systems for horses and the impact on the vegetation and the soil along with horse health and farm economics. This project is in collaboration with plant and soil specialists at Rutgers University, as well as investigators from across the country.

Extension Responsibilities

I facilitate and coordinate educational programs for the equine industry in NJ as well as multi-state and multidisciplinary programs in whole farm management. Many of these educational programs have focused on making horse farms environmentally friendly by using proper Best Management Practices.

Teaching Responsibilities

Currently I teach one classroom lecture-based course in the fall semester and summer session. During fall and spring semesters, I am also responsible for equine sections of experienced-based courses including research in animal science, animal handling and fitting, and practicums at the barns. I also serve as academic advisor for undergraduates and honors students and am on the department's curriculum committee.


Title Location Year
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


Degree Location Year
Ph.D. Equine Nutrition and Exercise, Virginia Tech 2003
M.S. Equine Nutrition, Virginia Tech 2000
B.S. Equine Science, Colorado State University 1998

Current Graduate Students