The Rutgers Equine Science Center is recognized locally and globally as the primary resource for everything equine. We accomplish this through:
• Educating students, stakeholders, and the public
• Training advocates for equine and other agriculturally-based industries
• Finding Solutions through science-based inquiry
• Exploring the relationship between horses and humans
In 1978, Cook College established an equine science program as part of its Department of Animal Sciences, with a focus of conducting research in the areas of exercise physiology; aging, growth and development; and nutrition. Students at Rutgers University can major in Animal Sciences with a concentration in equine science and be fully prepared to enter the equine profession upon graduation. Horse enthusiasts and industry professionals benefit from the program’s research that is delivered to them through the successful outreach component.