Lena Luck

Photo Lena Luck

Assistant Professor, Youth Extension Equine Specialist

C204g Animal Science Building
Phone: (402) 472-9098
Fax: (402) 472-6362
Email: lena.luck@unl.edu

 

LENA LUCK

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: 4-H Horse Program

Additional Responsibilities: Faculty advisor for the equestrian team

Department Affiliation: Animal Science

  • Academic Rank Assistant Professor January 2014
  • Graduate Research Assistant 2006-2012

Biographical Data

  • 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

Professional Experience:

  • 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
    2006-2011


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

Extension Programs:

  • 4-H Horse Program
  • Youth Horse Programs Work Group
  • Horse Advisory Committee

Courses:

  • ASCI 252: Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management
    Semester: Fall
    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.

 Publications:

  • 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