Kathleen P. Anderson, PhD

Current Position:Photo Kathy Anderson

Professor/Equine Extension Horse Specialist
Teaching (50%); Extension (50%)
Department of Animal Science
C204c Animal Science
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0908
Phone: (402) 472-6414
Fax: (402) 472-6362
Email: kanderson1@unl.edu

Mini CV

Education

  • Ph.D. Animal Science Kansas State University, 1991
  • M.S. Physiology of Reproduction Texas A&M University, 1987
  • B.S. Animal Science/Agricultural Education University of Nebraska, 1981

Previous Employment

  • Professor at  University of Nebraska-Lincoln (July 2016-present)
  • Associate Professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1991-July 2016)
  • Assistant Instructor at Kansas State University (Jan 1987 - May 1987)
  • Graduate Assistant at Texas A&M University (Jan 1986 - December 1986)

Honors and Awards Received

  • 2016, 1995, 1992– Recognition for Contributions to Students Award - Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council
  • 2014 – National American Society of Animal Science Equine Award.
  • 2014 - Nominated for CASNR Week Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2013 - National University Technology Network (NUTN) Shirley Davis Award for Excellence in Blended Learning for the Equine Business Network. eXtension HorseQuest and My Horse University.
  • 2012 – Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Show recognition for 20+ years of service
  • 2011 - Equine Science Society Outstanding Educator Award
  • 2011 - IANR Holling Family Senior Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2011 - Joint Council of Extension Professionals 2011 Excellence in Teamwork Award
  • 2010 - eXtension HorseQuest Leadership Team - USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Award (HorseQuest Chair)
  • 2009 - HorseQuest Community of Practice - 1st National eXtension Outstanding CoP Award (HorseQuest Chair)
  • 2009 - HorseQuest Community of Practice and My Horse University. National University Telecommunications Network, Shirley Davis Award of Excellence in Synchronous Distance Learning (HorseQuest Chair)
  • 2008 - Nebraska Horse Council Equine Honoree
  • 2008 - Horse Quest Community of Practice eXtension website - Communication Award – National Association of County Agricultural Agents (Vice – Chair)
  • 2008 - Nebraska Horse Council: Horsemen of the year
  • 2008 - President of American Youth Horse Council
  • 1996 - Nominated for ASUN Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
  • 1995 - Outstanding New Extension Employee Award

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Registry of Professional Animal Scientist-Horse Specialization
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • American Youth Horse Council
  • Equine Science Society
  • Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society
  • National Horse Judging Team Coaches Association
  • Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association
  • American Quarter Horse Association
  • Nation Snaffle Bit Association
  • American Paint Horse Association

Extension Programs

  • eXtension - Horse Quest
  • Equine Science work group/ Equine producer education
  • Nebraska Horse Welfare Coalition
  • Horse Judges Training
  • Feedyard Horse Safety and Care

Courses

  • ASCI 450: Horse Management
    Semester: Fall
    Summary: Several areas of horse production and management are covered in this course including conformation, health care, reproduction, nutrition, facilities, etc. This is primarliy a lecture course; however, several "hands-on" laboratories have been added, including semen collection and evaluation, body condition scoring, use of weight tapes, and vulva conformation evaluation, excercise physiology, evaluating a nutritional program, health care practices, hoof care, and lameness evaluation.
  • ASCI 322: Equine Nutrition
    Semester: Spring
    Summary: This is an in depth study of nutrition of the horse including both basic digestive physiology plus up-to-date information on nutritional management for all classes of horses. The course is taught by both lecture and group projects.
  • ASCI 342: Equine Reproduction
    Semester: Spring, Summer
    Summary: This course provides students with a focused study of reproduction, specific to the horse. Estrous detection systems, artificial and natural breeding techniques, infertility, semen collection and processing, reproductive management and record keeping are covered.
  • ASCI 311A: Horse Industry Study Tour
    Semester: Spring
    Summary: Study tour of the equine industry to provide an understanding of the industry's operations and current trends. A combination of breeding, training, associations, veterinary facilities, etc. will be toured.
  • ANSC 300E: Principles of Horse Evaluation and Judging: The Basics of evaluating horses for conformation and performance are introduced. Every effort is made to incorporate live classes; however, videotapes are used extensively to allow students to evaluate a wide range of events. The most current industry trends and issues are presented.
  • ANSC 400E: Advanced Horse Evaluation and Judging: This course makes up the UNL Horse Judging team that competes at two national intercollegiate contests each fall.

Referred Journal Articles

  • Anderson, K.P., Stauffer, G., Stauffer, M., Anderson, D., Biodrowski, K., 2015. Extension's Role in Training Law Enforcement Officials Responding to Equine Calls. J. Extension. (Accepted).
  • K. E. Pulec, L. K. Karr-Lilienthal, K. P. Anderson, D. Brink, and L. Cottle. 2015. Incorporating online interactive educational activities in animal science courses. NACTA J. 60 : 71-75.
  • Pulec, K.E., Skelly, C.D, Brady, C.M, Greene, E.A, Anderson, K.P. 2015. Effectiveness of Webinars as Educational Tools to Address Horse Industry Issues. J. Extension. (Accepted).
  • Anderson, K. P. Evaluation of Undergraduate Equine Related Internships Experience by Students and Employers. NACTA J. 59: 234-239 (http://www.nactateachers.org/volume-59-number-3-september-2015/2313-evaluation-of-undergraduate-equine-related-internship-experience-by-students-and-employers.html).
  • Cottle, L.M., Anderson, K.P., Karr-Lilienthal, L., Pulec, K. 2015. Use of Soft Chalk technology in equine science classes to provide an interactive study tool. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 35:450
  • Anderson, K.P. 2013.Use of an Extension Horse Conference to Impact Profitability in the Horse Industry. J. Extension. 52: web published April, 2014: http://www.joe.org/joe/2014april/tt10.php.
  • Martinson, K.L., T. Bartholomay, K.P Anderson, C. Skelly, E. Greene 2012. Effective Evaluation of Equine Extension Programs. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 32: 616-619.
  • Anderson, K.P. and L. Karr-Lilienthal, 2011, Team Members Perceptions of Benefits of Participation on a University Equestrian team NACTA Jour - accepted.
  • Anderson, K.P. and L. Karr-Lilenthal. 2011. Non-Riding 4-H Horse Contest Participants Demonstrate Increased Knowledge and Life Skill Development. Jour. Of Ext- accepted.
  • Greene, E.A, A.S Griffin, J. Whittle, C.A. Williams, A.B. Howard and, K.P. Anderson. 2010. Development and usage of eXtenison's HorseQuest: an on-line learning resource. J. Anim. Sci. 88:2829-2837.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2009. Undergraduate horse industry study tour enhances experiential learning. NACTA Jour 53:18-22.

Published Abstracts

  • Anderson. K.P., Stauffer, G., Stauffer, M., Anderson, D., Biodrowski, K. 2015. Effectiveness of extension training for law enforcement officials responding to equine calls. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 35:5 447-448. (Abstract).
  • Cottle, L.M., Anderson, K.P., Karr-Lilienthal, L. Pulec, K. 2015. Use of Soft Chalk technology in equine science classes to provide an interactive study tool. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 35:5 450. (Abstract).
  • Awerda, P.M., Skelly, C., Shelle, G., Anderson, K., Waite, K., Martinson, K. 2015. Evaluating knowledge gained through quizzes in an online employer training program for horse industry professionals. J. of Equine Vet. Science. 35:5 455. (Abstract).
  • Pulec, K.E. Anderson, K.P., Skelly, C., Brady, C.M., McIntosh, B.j., Shelle, G.A., Griffin, A., Greene, E.A. 2015. Effectiveness of eXtension online webinars as educational tools for current horse industry issues. J. of Equine Vet. Science. 35:5 447 (Abstract).
  • E. A. Greene, K. Anderson, J. Whittle, and A. Griffin, 2014 Establishing Credibility, Continuity and Recognition of eXtension-Horses as "The" Land Grant University Equine Resource. National eXtension Conference. Sacramento, CA. March 24-26, 2014 http://lanyrd.com/2014/nexconf/scwhrb/
  • C. Brady, K. Anderson, J. Whittle, A. Griffin, K. Martinson. 2014. Is My Horse the Right Weight?? There's an App for That! National eXtension Conference. Sacramento, CA. March 24-26, 2014. http://lanyrd.com/2014/nexconf/scwmbf/
  • Anderson, K. P.,C. Skelly, K.L. Martinson, P.M. Auwerda, G. Heyboer. 2013. Simultaneous multi-state equine business education program. J. of Equine Vet. Science. 33:5 389 (Extended Abstract)
  • Anderson K., E.A. Greene, and K. Martinson. 2011. "Assessing the Impact and Usefulness of eXtension Horses (HorseQuest)". J. of Equine Vet. Science. 31:5-6 346-346. (Extended Abstract).
  • Bauman, J.M. and K.P. Anderson. 2011. "Using action research to develop on online horseless horse learning lesson. J. of Equine Vet. Science. 31:5-6 354-355 (Extended Abstract).
  • Anderson, K.P. 2010. Undergraduate equine courses enhance former students' professional careers. Proc. National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics. Cazenovia, NY. p. 47.
  • Anderson, K. 2009. A satellite horse conference impacts the horse industry and university recruiting  J. Equine Vet. Science. 29:5 469-470. (Extended abstract).
  • Greene, E.A., J.L. Whittle, A.S. Griffin, C.H. Woodm, K. Anderson and C.A. Williams. 2009. Using web 2.0 technology (youTube) to reach extension clientele. J. Equine Vet. Science 29:5 439-440. (Extended abstract).

Neb Guide

  • Anderson, K.P. 2014. Basics of Feeding Horses: Reading the Feed tag. G1403. Revised August, 2014.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2014. Selecting the “right” horse for Youth or Adults. (G1540) Revised August, 2014.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2014. Basics of Feeding Horses: Feeding Management. (G1781) Revised August, 2014.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2010. Nutrition management of pregnant & lactating mares. EC95-272-B. Revised September, 2010.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2010. Understanding mare reproduction. EC94-271-B. Revised September, 2010.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2010. Tips for new horse owners. NebGuide G2039. Revised September, 2010.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2009. Dealing with Unwanted Horses in Nebraska. NebGuide G1966.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2008. Housing for Horses: Flooring for Stalls, NebGuide G1876. Revised July, 2008.
  • Anderson, K. P. 2008. Winter Care for Horses,. NebGuide G1873, Revised July, 2008.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2008. West Nile Virus: Guidelines for Horse Owners. NebGuide G1877 Revised August, 2008.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2008. Basics of Feeding Horses: What to Feed and Why. NebGuide G1875. Revised July, 2008.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2008. The Foaling Mare. NebGuide, G1874. Revised July, 2008.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2008. Feeding and care of orphaned foal. NebGuide 1872, Revised July, 2008.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2007. Selecting the "Right" Horse for Youth or Adults. NebGuide G04-1540-A. Revised September 2007.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2007. Basics of Feeding Horses: Reading the Feed Tag. NebGuide G00-1403-A. Revised September 2007.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2007. Basics of Feeding Horses: Feeding Management. NebGuide G98-1344-A. Revised September 2007.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2005. Vesicular Stomatitis in Horses. NebGuide. G1609-A.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2003. West Nile Virus: Guidelines for Horse Owners. NebFact NF02-545 Revised April 2003.

EARS Reports

  • Anderson, K.P. and K. Koch. 2009. Impact of Nebraska 4-H Non-Riding Horse Contests.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2009. eXtension's HorseQuest – An on-line resource for Horse Producers.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2008. Nebraska Horse Conference has positive impact on horse industry and UNL recruiting.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2007. Horse Project Advancement Levels Clinics for Horse Leaders.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2007. Horse Project Advancement Levels Clinics for Horse Leaders.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2007. New Horse Owners Benefit from Equestrian Academy
  • Anderson, K.P. 2007. Impact of District 4-H Horse Shows on Youth Development
  • Anderson, K.P. 2007. Horse Leaders Workshops Provide Training to Horse Clubs State-wide
  • Anderson, K.P. 2006. 4-H Horse Contests Develop Life-Long Skills
  • Anderson, K.P. 2005. Horsin' Around
  • Anderson, K.P. 2004. Youth Life Skill Development through 4-H Horse Exhibitions

Invited Presentations

  • Cottle. L.M., Anderson, K.P., Karr-Lilienthal, L., Pulec, K. 2015. Use of SoftChalk technology in equine science classes to provide an interactive study tool. Equine Science Society Symposium. St. Petes Beach, FL. May 26-30, 2015.
  • Pulec, K.E., Anderson, K.P., Skelly. C., Brady, C.M., McIntosh, B. J.. Shelle, G.A Griffin A. and Greene, E.A.2015. Effectiveness of eXtension online webinars as educational tools for current horse industry issues. Equine Science Society Meeting. May 2015.
  • Anderson, K.P., G. Stauffer, M. Stauffer, D. Anderson and K. Biodrowski 2015. Effectiveness of extension training for law enforcement officials responding to equine calls. Equine Science Society Meeting. May 2015. FL
  • Anderson, K.P., Brady, C. Wood, C. 2015. The Internet of things and Horse BCS app. Equine Science Society meeting. May 27, 2015.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2014. Incorporating Horse Management into a University-wide Achievement-Centered Education Program. National Equine Associated Academics conference. Louisville, KY. June 24-28, 2014.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2014. Interactive Equine Body Condition Scoring App. Joint NCEA & Extension Fall Conference. Specialists Poster. November 13, 2014, Kearny, NE.
  • Anderson. K.P. 2013. Horse Judging 101. AQHA Youth Excellence Seminar, Amarillo, TX. June, 2013.
  • Anderson. K. P., C. Skelly, K.L. Martinson, P.M. Auwerda, G. Heyboer. 2013. Simultaneous multi-state equine business education program. Equine Science Society Symposium. Mescalero, NM. May, 2013.
  • Anderson. K. P., P Comeford, A. Griffin, J. Pendergraft. 2013. A then and now look at equine teaching and extension. Equine Science Society Symposium. Mescalero, NM. May, 2013.
  • Brady. C., K. Martinson, K.P. Anderson. 2013. Future of equine teaching and extension delivery. Equine Science Society Symposium. Mescalero, NM. May, 2013.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2013. UNL Equine Extension In-service. "What's happening with equine processing plants?" Lincoln, NE. February 27. 2013.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2012. "HorseXploration: Exploring the World of Horses". NAE4-HA National Conference in Orlando, FL. October, 2012.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2012. "HorseXploration: Exploring the World of Horses". NAE4-HA National Conference in Orlando, FL. October, 2012.
  • Anderson, K., E.A. Greene, and K. Martinson. 2011. "Assessing the Impact and Usefulness of eXtension Horses (HorseQuest)". Equine Science Socety Symposium in Mufreeshoro. TN (May, 2011).
  • Anderson, K., and E. A. Greene, and A. Griffin. 2011. "Teaching and Extension Workshop: Research + Teaching _ Extension = eXtension Horses: Making your research relefant and reaching now audiences." Equine Science Society Symposium in Murfreeshoro, TN (May, 2011).
  • Anderson K.P. 2010. Undergraduate Equine Courses Enhance Former Student's Professional Careers, National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics meeting. Cazenovia, NY, July 26-27, 2010.
  • Anderson, K.P., E.A. Greene, A.S. Griffin, C.D. Skelly, 2009. eXtension's HorseQuest - Getting Equine Education to the Top of the List. National eXtension Conferenece. St. Louis, MO. October 21, 2009.
  • Greene, E.A., J.L. Whittle, A.S. Griffin, C.H. Wood, K.P. Anderson, C. A. Williams, 2009. Going Viral: Using the Audience to Market HorseQuest Content. National eXtension Conference. St. Louis, MO. October 21, 2009.
  • Greene, E.A., K.P. Anderson, A.S. Griffin, A. Howard, 2009. Maximizing Reach Via the Internet While Providing Tools for Dissemination in Traditional Extension Environments. National Associations of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meetingk, Portland, OR. September, 2009.
  • Greene, E.A., K.P. Anderson, C. Williams and J. Whittle. 2009. Going Viral: Using Web 2.0 Technology in Extension Education Programs. Equine Science Society Symposium. Keystone, CO. May/June 2009.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2009. Unwanted Horses in Nebraska. West Central Equine Conference and Trade Show. North Platte, NE. May 21, 2009.

Web Casts/Web Seminars

  • Anderson, K.P. College Shopping - Making the Best Choices for You. My Horse University/eXtension Horses. January 16, 2011.
  • Anderson, K.P. 4-H Horse Project Leader Training- May 4, 2010, 68 visits.
    • HorseQuest's HALTER module (Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource)
    • Aksarben changes
    • FAQ's on the District and State 4-H Horse shows
  • Anderson, K.P. "Why won't my mare get pregnant? My Horse University/eXtension Horses. November 25, 2009. 29 participants, 19 states.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2008. The Foaling Mare: Preparations and Process. My Horse University/HorseQuest. December 15, 2008.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2008. Preparing and Breeding Your Mare. Horse Breeding and Selection On-Line short course. My Horse University, Michigan State University. February 4, 2008.
  • Anderson, K.P. 2007. Conformation and Selection of Horses. My Horse University/HorseQuest. September 11, 2007.

YouTube Videos
2014

2013

  • UNL – Equine Reproduction – Stallion Collection. (1.922 views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNUceuOIdV4
  • UNL Horse Judging: Evaluating Western Pleasure Horses (2,591 views)
  • UNL Horse Judging: Conformation (836 views, 2013)
  • UNL Horse Judging: Conformation Comparisons (494 views, 2013)
  • UNL Horse Judging: Presenting Oral Reasons for Horse Judging (323 views)
  • UNL Horse Judging: Judging Reining (318 views)
  • UNL Horse Judging: Judging Hunter Under Saddle (123 views, 2013)
  • UNL Horse Judging: Judging Western Riding (67 views)

2009

  • Estrus Behavior in Mares
  • Estrus Detection Methods for Horses

2007

  • Understanding How Conformation Affects Performance Ability
  • Horse Salesmanship and Marketing
  • Fundamental Training for Horse & Rider
  • Evaluating a Shoe or Trim Job
  • Horse Owner Survival Video Series

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