The Equine Science Center, a unit of Rutgers’ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is the only science-based research center in the state dedicated to the study of horses. Its mission is better horse care through research, education, and public service.
Research specialties include equine nutrition, growth, development, and exercise physiology, as well as health issues in the aging horse and investigation of performance altering substances.
The center hosts the Ryders Lane Farm, on the George H. Cook Campus, a demonstration working horse farm that showcases best environmental management practices. The center’s outreach efforts include assessments of the economic impact of the horse industry in New Jersey, an Ask the Expert website for horse owners, and a yearly spring conference offering the public the latest in horse care knowledge. Learn more.