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Rutgers Equine Science Center Annual Summer Showcase Scheduled for July 11

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The Rutgers Equine Summer Showcase will feature a demonstration of the high speed treadmill. Credits: Rutgers Equine Science Center
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Equine Science Center at Rutgers University is hosting its annual "Summer Showcase" from 10 am to noon  on Wednesday, July 11 at the Equine Exercise Physiology Laboratory on College Farm Road on the George H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick. The Summer Showcase, similar to an open house, is a FREE event that is open to the public and perfect for any and all equine enthusiasts, ages 8 and up.

Dr. Karyn Malinowski, director of the Equine Science Center, will welcome guests and explain why horses are an excellent animal model to study and the type of research that is conducted at the Center. Guests will also have an opportunity to experience the thrilling demonstration of a horse galloping at full speed on the 21-foot equine treadmill. Always a crowd favorite, the demo is sure to get one's adrenaline-pumping and heart-racing!

After the treadmill demonstration, guests will learn all about equine anatomy with RU Wish Bone, the life-sized horse skeleton. The Showcase will also include a round of equine jeopardy, an interactive dentition presentation, and other exciting activities.

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There is no charge for the Summer Showcase; however, guests must register in advance at www.bit.ly/2018SummerShowcase.

For additional information, contact Kyle Hartmann at kylehart@njaes.rutgers.edu or 848-932-9419.

About Rutgers Equine Science Center

The Equine Science Center is a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Its mission is Better Horse Care through Research and Education in order to advance the well-being and performance of horses and the equine industry. Its vision is to be recognized throughout New Jersey as well as nationally and internationally for its achievements in identifying issues in the horse industry, finding solutions through science-based inquiry, providing answers to the horse industry and to horse owners, and influencing public policy to ensure the viability of the horse industry.

For more information about the Equine Science Center call 848-932-9419 or visit www.esc.rutgers.edu.

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