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New Jersey Horse Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equine Science Center

 

How We Benefit You

 

The work of the Equine Science Center has a measurable and direct impact on all users of horses in the state of New Jersey, irrespective of discipline and breed.

 

The Equine Science Center, acknowledging the symbiotic relationship between the equine industry and agri-business in New Jersey for more than a decade, has educated the public about the equine industry’s benefits and significant impact for all residents in the state, even those not directly involved in agriculture.

 

The Equine Science Center is recognized locally and globally as the only neutral, credible source for policy decision makers regarding the economic impact of horses and the horse industry. As a result of its prominent status and vast network of resources, the Center is a vital component to advance the viability and ensure the sustainability of the horse industry and agriculture in New Jersey.

 

The Center’s Equine Exercise Physiology Laboratory is considered to be the best-equipped and most active lab of its kind in the country. Researchers utilizing the lab focus on preventive research rather than curing clinical syndromes or diseases. One area involves the investigation of the use of performance-altering substances in racehorses. The Center develops tests to detect the use of illicit substances and provides expert testimony in litigation involving the use of performance-altering substances. This research is critical to ensure a level playing field for all equestrian sports and the well-being of the equine athlete.

 

 

Its Proven Track Record

 

        

The work of the Equine Science Center has a measurable and direct impact on all users of horses in the state of New Jersey, irrespective of discipline and breed.

 

The Equine Science Center, acknowledging  the symbiotic relationship between the equine industry and agri- business in New Jersey for more than a decade, has educated the public about the equine industry’s benefits and significant impact for all residents in the state, even those not directly involved in agriculture.

 

The Equine Science Center is recognized locally and globally as the only neutral, credible source for policy decision makers regarding the economic impact of horses and the horse industry. As a result of its prominent status and vast network of resources, the Center is a vital component to advance the viability and ensure the sustainability of the horse industry and agriculture in New Jersey.

    

What we do...

  • Provide sound, scientific facts regarding the economic impact of the equine industry
     
  • Identify potential threats to the stability of New Jersey’s agri-business
     
  • Strategically collaborate with policy-decision makers to ensure the sustainability and viability of the equine industry
     
  • Lead continued dialogue among factions of New Jersey’s horse industry to reinforce the strength of advocacy with a unified message
     
  • Demonstrate leadership within the industry
     
  • Invest in the future of the equine industry through targeted development campaigns
     
  • Educate students, stakeholders, and the public regarding the influence of the equine industry in maintaining open space in the Garden State

 


 

     Racing-Related Publications

 

The Equine Science Center, the entity responsible for determining the economic and land contribution and value of horses, is resolute in its support of the equine industry, agri-business, and the importance of maintaining open space in the Garden State.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 Downloads

 

Importance of Quantifying the Impact of the Horse Racing Industry: Challenges for Sustainability

 

"Quantifying the Importance of the Industry" PowerPoint Presentation

 

"The Gaming Industry in New Jersey:  The Present and the Future" PowerPoint Presentation

 

Full Video of "The Gaming Industry in New Jersey: The Present and the Future" conference

 

Why Horse Racing is Critical to Monmouth County presentation

 

The New Jersey Equine Industry 2007: Economic Impact

 

New Jersey Equine Economic Impact Study Video

 

Racing-Related Publications

 

Clinical Guidelines for Veterinarians Practicing in a Pari-Mutuel Environment

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Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.