Assistant Professor, Extension Youth Equine Specialist
C204g Animal Science Building
Phone: (402) 472-9098
Fax: (402) 472-6362
Current Title: Assistant Professor of Animal Science/Extension Horse Specialist
Appointment: 75% Extension; 25% Teaching
Courtesy Appointments: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science Department
Extension Responsibilities: Youth horse activities
Additional Responsibilities: Faculty advisor for the equestrian team
Department Affiliation: Animal Science
- Academic Rank Assistant Professor January 2012
- Graduate Research Assistant 2006-2012
- Education: 2001-2006 West Texas A&M University, Equine Business and Industry, B.S. 2006
- 2006-2008 West Texas A&M University, Animal Science, M.S. 2008
- 2008-2011 West Texas A&M University, Agriculture, Ph.D. 2011
- Equine Extension Specialist/Assistant Professor University of Nebraska
January 2012 - Present
- Graduate Research Assistant / Assistant Equestrian Team Coach
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX
Honors and Awards Received:
- 2nd Place Student Research Contest, West Texas A&M University, 2009
- 2005 Championship Team at the NRHA Judging contest and 5th place individual NRHA Judging Contest
- 2003-2004 2nd place at IHSA Regionals Intermediate Equitation over fences, 4th place IHSA Zones Intermediate Equitation over fences and 6th place equitation over fences NCAA Varsity Equestrian Championship
- 2002-2003 1st place at IHSA Regionals and Zones in Intermediate Equitation on the flat and IHSA National Qualifier
Memberships in Professional Organizations:
- Equine Science Society
- United States Equestrian Federation
- 4-H Horse Program
- Youth Horse Programs Work Group
- Horse Advisory Committee
- ASCI 252: Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management
Summary: Scope and role of the horse industry. Development and use of breeds, industry involvement and practices dealing with nutrition, breeding, marketing and management; selection of horses for use in breeding and/or performance based on current industry standards. Career options dealing with the horse industry.
- ASCI 260: Basic Equitation
Semester: Fall & Spring
Summary: A study and application of basic equitation principles for the novice rider. Basic horse handling practices and adapting dressage maneuvers towards Western and English performance excellence is emphasized.
- Cottle Lena 2011. Fate and transport of sodium pentobarbital from disposal of euthanized equine carcasses during the composting process. Ph.D. Dissertation. West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX.
- Cottle, L., L. Baker, R. DeOtte, B. Auvermann, D. Parker, and J. Pipkin. 2010. Sodium pentobarbital residues in compost piles containing carcasses of euthanized equines. International Symposium on Air Quality and Manure Management for Agriculture, Sept. 2010.
- Cottle, L., L. Baker, R. DeOtte, B. Auvermann, D. Parker, and J. Pipkin. 2009. Sodium pentobarbital residues in compost piles containing carcasses of euthanized equines. Proc. 21st Equine Sci.
- Cottle, Lena 2008. Sodium pentobarbital residues in compost piles containing carcasses of euthanized equines. M. S. Thesis. West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Animal Science Department