The Equine Science Center, founded in 2001, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2011. Check the center’s website throughout the year for information about the celebration.
A unit of Rutgers’ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, the Equine Science Center is the only science-based research center in the state dedicated to the study of horses. Its mission is to advance the well-being and performance of horses and the equine industry through research and education.
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 environmental best management practices. The center’s outreach efforts include assessments of the economic impact of the horse industry in New Jersey, an Ask the Expert feature on its website, and Equine Science 4 Kids!, an online classroom with interactive activities and a little horseplay for children of all ages. Learn more.