Research at Texas A&M University spans the full range of scholarly endeavors and disciplines, securing Texas A&M’s place among the world’s leading research institutions. This includes a heavy emphasis placed on research specializing in the field of equine science conducted by faculty-researchers in the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. These researchers are committed to serving the Texas equine industry and beyond by providing vital basic and applied research that can lead to immediate application to Texas horse owners.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research and technology development agency in agriculture, natural resources and the life sciences. Headquarters in College Station, AgriLife Research has a statewide presence, with scientists and research staff on other Texas A&M University System campuses and at the 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers.
Many faculty in the Department of Animal Science conduct research through their joint appointment with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and collaborate with Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, and others to help fulfill the A&M System’s land-grant mission of teaching, research, extension, and service.
These researchers are committed to serving the Texas equine industry and beyond through vital basic and applied research in the areas of animal wellbeing, equine nutrition, exercise physiology and reproductive physiology. Discoveries made through these research efforts have an immediate application to Texas horse owners.
The outstanding faculty-researchers in the CVM are recipients of highly prestigious awards such as the National Sigma Xi Award for Innovation, the Distinguished Service Award by the Society for the Study of Reproduction, the AVMA/AKC Career Achievement in Canine Research Award, and the John P. McGovern Science and Research Communication Award, among many others. The research faculty maintain active research programs with an average funding level of 14 million over the last five years; over half of which comes from the NIH and USDA. Research disciplines focusing on equine include theriogenology, genomics, epidemiology and lameness.