The Equine Science Center at Rutgers University hosted its annual "Summer Showcase" on Wednesday, July 8 at the Equine Exercise Physiology Laboratory on College Farm Road on the George H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick. The Summer Showcase, similar to an open house, is a free event that is open to the public and perfect for any and all equine enthusiasts, ages 8 and up… Dr. Karyn Malinowski, director of the Equine Science Center, welcomed guests and explained why the horse makes an excellent animal model to study and what type of research is conducted at the Center. Guests also saw a demonstration of a horse galloping at full speed on the 21-foot equine treadmill. The treadmill allows researchers to study the horse in motion while the people stand still. Dr. Ken McKeever explained how blood and tissue samples can be taken to study the effects of exercise on the horse’s body. The blood can be analyzed in a lab attached to the study barn… The Equine Science Center is a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Its mission is Better Horse Care through Research and Education in order to advance the well-being and performance of horses and the equine industry.
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