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History of Equine Exercise Physiology and Horses in Biomedical Research

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As part of the Equine Science Center’s Fall 2020 Equine Webinar Series, Kenneth Harrington McKeever, Ph.D., FACSM, FAPS, will present on the history of equine exercise physiology and horses in biomedical research. His talk will focus on how the horse has been a key player in basic biomedical research for centuries, and how the research done at Rutgers follows in the footsteps of the great physiologists of the past.

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.


Thursday, August 27, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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