Williams, Carey A.
Associate Extension Specialist
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2003
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Animal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Equine nutrition and exercise, antioxidant supplementation and oxidative stress.
Research in Animal Science, Careers in Animal Science.
Memberships and Professional Service
Member of Sigma Xi, American Academy of Veterinary Nutritionists, American Animal Society of Animal Science, Equine Science Society; Chair of Curriculum Committee, Animal Science Graduate Faculty, 2006; eXtension 'HorseQuest' Community of Practice, 2007; Chair of Communications Sub-Committee, State Horse Council Advisory Committee, 2004-present; Equine, Organizing Committee, Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference, 2003-present.
Carey and a research subject. (Photo by Sonia d'Angio)
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Outstanding Young Educator Award, Northeast ADSA-ASAS, 2007; Outstanding Women Educator, Rising Women of Rutgers, 2007; Co Principal Investigator, State Equine Initiative, "Effects of Nutritional Supplements on Exercise-induced Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Horses," 2007; Principal Investigator, Cook College, Rutgers University, "Creation of an Enviornmental Best Management Practices Showcase at the Equine Science Center," 2005-present; Principal Invesitgator, USDA Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE), "Sustainable Pasture Management for Horses," 2004-present.
Academic Interests and Plans
Some of my extension areas of interest include providing nutritional information for the average horse owner as well as the racehorse owner/trainer. I also aim to improve pasture quality in the state of New Jersey and surrounding areas through better pasture management. The bigger picture is to help promote the horse industry in NJ to people throughout the state.
The primary goal of my research lies in equine nutrition and specifically how it affects the performance of the equine athlete. Currently I am focusing on decreasing oxidative stress, inflamation, muscle membrane leakage, and improving antioxidant status of exercising horses using various antioxidant supplements. In the past I have worked with competing endurance horses, and more recently at Rutgers I have started working with the Standardbred racehorse.