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Ask the Equine Experts LIVE, Tonight

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New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Join us for the first ever “Ask The Experts Live!” On November 5th, we will give everyone the chance to ask their equine related questions to a panel of five equine experts during this very special webinar.


Michael Fugaro, VMD, dACVS
New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners

Karyn Malinowski, Ph.D.
Founding Director, Rutgers University Equine Science Center

Kenneth McKeever, Ph.D., FACSM, FAPS
Rutgers University Department of Animal Sciences

Michael Westendorf, Ph.D.
Rutgers University Department of Animal Sciences

Carey Williams, Ph.D.
Rutgers University Department of Animal Sciences

Thursday November 5th
7:00pm – 8:30pm

A part of the Equine Science Center’s “Ask the Experts” initiative, the center will host an online panel of experts to answer questions on equine health, pasture management, exercise physiology, manure management, and other topics. During this webinar, participants will have the chance to ask their equine-related questions to a panel of five equine experts.

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Dr. Fugaro is an equine veterinarian and surgeon in NJ. He is an alumni of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his large animal internship at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada and a large animal surgical residency at Purdue University. Dr. Fugaro is the current President of the NJ Association of Equine Practitioners, an advisory board member for the Rutgers University Board for Equine Advancement (RUBEA), and an alumni representative for the admissions committee for University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Malinowski is an alumna of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, receiving her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences in 1975; Graduate School of New Brunswick, receiving her master’s degree in Animal Sciences in 1983; and the Graduate School of New Brunswick and the University of Medicine and Dentistry NJ, receiving her Ph.D. in Zoology 1986.

Dr. McKeever earned his Ph.D. in Animal Physiology at the University of Arizona where he also managed the University Horse Center and Quarter Horse breeding program. Upon completing his Ph.D. McKeever served for two years as a National Academies of Sciences-National Research Council Resident Research Associate in the Cardiovascular Research Lab at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. From 1987 to 1994 Dr. McKeever developed and coordinated research at the Equine Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the Ohio State University. In 1995 he joined the Faculty in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University as an Associate Professor and proceeded to build, develop, and coordinate one of the most active Equine Exercise Physiology laboratories in the USA.

Dr. Westendorf is an Extension Specialist in Animal Sciences at Rutgers University where he has been employed since 1993. Dr. Westendorf is originally from Idaho where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Idaho in 1980. He received his Master’s degree in 1988 and his Ph.D. in in 1992, both degrees were in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Westendorf conducts research and extension programs in the uses of food byproducts as animal feeds and the environmental sustainability of livestock farms.

Dr. Williams earned her doctorate degree with an emphasis on equine nutrition and exercise physiology in June 2003 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She holds a master’s degree in equine nutrition, also from Virginia Tech, and a bachelor’s degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University. She joined Rutgers University in July 2003 as its Equine Extension Specialist, and Associate Director of Outreach for the Equine Science Center taking an active role in teaching, conducting research and working with the equine and academic communities to ensure the viability of the horse industry in New Jersey.

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