Rutgers Equine Scientist Elected President of the Equine Science Society

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (June 13, 2017) -Kenneth H. McKeever, Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University and Associate Director of Research, at the Rutgers Equine Science Center, was elected President of the Equine Science Society (ESS) at its bi-annual meeting, June 2, 2017 in Minneapolis. The Society is the preeminent international body of equine researchers, teachers, extension specialists, and industry representatives whose focus is to promote quality research in the areas of equine science.

New ESS President_edited
Outgoing president Lori K. Warren, from the University of Florida, accepts the gavel from incoming president Kenneth H. McKeever
as thanks for her meritorious service to the Society at the 2017 Equine Science Society meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

McKeever will serve a two-year term as president, after previously serving on the Board of Directors as secretary/treasurer and vice-president. Carey Williams, Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University and Associate Director of Outreach at the Center, was also elected to the Board of Directors where she joins Center Director, Karyn Malinowski.

“It is a humbling honor to be elected by my peers to lead the Equine Science Society, and as President my major goal will be to work to build public awareness of the excellent research, teaching and outreach efforts of our members” said McKeever. “The wide range of expertise provided by our members is a major resource for horse owners, veterinarians, policy makers, and anyone interested in “better horse care through research and education.’”

McKeever will also strive to bridge a connection between past and future medical science, and its history of using horses as a comparative model. “We follow in the footsteps of those who used horses in the 18th and 19th centuries as an animal model for many of the classic discoveries in the field of medical physiology.”

For more information about Dr. McKeever’s research, please contact Kyle Hartmann at kylehart@njaes.rutgers.edu or 848-932-9419.