Equine faculty and students attend industry symposium

Writer: Chelsie Huseman, 979-845-5264, chelsiejo@tamu.edu

In no particular order: Emily Dickson, Kalley Fikes, Meghan O’Neill, Allison Millican, Mallory Goehring, Amanda Bradbery, Caitlyn Hyatt, Calvin Hartz, Bri Carillo, Caitlyn Hyatt, Dr. Jennifer Zoller, Chelsie Huseman, Dr. Sarah White, Dr. Jessica Leatherwood, Dr. Martha Vogelsang, Dr. Gary Williams.

The Equine section of the Animal Science department attended the 25th Symposium of the Equine Science Society hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN on May 30-June 2. Several graduate students presented or had a poster representing their research at the symposium. Emily Dickson presented in the Production and Management category. Kalley Fikes presented in Exercise Science and Meghan O’Neill presented in Reproductive Physiology and both received 2nd in the graduate student competition in their respective categories. Allison Millican and Mallory Goehring presented in Nutrition, and Amanda Bradbery presented in Biosciences. Caitlyn Hyatt, Calvin Hartz, and Joy Wylie had poster presentations. Also, in attendance, were graduate students Bri Carillo and Christine Latham. Christine was elected by her peers to serve as the next graduate student representative to the executive board for the society.

Horse Specialist Dr. Jennifer Zoller and Horse Program Specialist Chelsie Huseman, along with former TAMU Horse Specialist Dr. Doug Householder, conducted a workshop with the Ranch Sorting National Championship (RSNC) organization about the value of adding Ranch Sorting to extension programs and horse shows across the nation and how to conduct an educational kid’s camp with RSNC.

The Outstanding Young Professional Award, which was renamed in Dr. Josie Coverdale’s honor, was awarded to Dr. Holly Spooner, TAMU animal science alumni. Dr. Coverdale’s parents and husband were at the symposium to present the award to the 2017 recipient.


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Maggie Tucker at maggie.tucker@tamu.edu or (979) 845-1542.

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