Pioneer In Equine Veterinary Medicine Honored By Colorado State

Colorado State honored one of the nation’s pioneers in equine reproductive science in a ceremony Dec. 1, at the dedication of the Equine Center as the B.W. Pickett Equine Center.

Pickett, who first came to Colorado State in 1967 as

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Colorado State honored one of the nation’s pioneers in equine reproductive science in a ceremony Dec. 1, at the dedication of the Equine Center as the B.W. Pickett Equine Center.


Pickett, who first came to Colorado State in 1967 as director of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory, was named director of the Animal Reproduction Laboratory in 1971. He has overseen some of the monumental breakthroughs in animal reproductive science, including the first set of cloned twin calves in 1982 and the country’s first “man-made” identical twin foals from one split embryo in 1984.


In 1982, Pickett became director of Equine Sciences and was the guiding force behind the creation of Colorado State’s Equine Teaching and Research Center, one of the nation’s first. Today, the lab is the largest and most productive equine teaching, research and service program in theworld.


The same year, Pickett helped create the first equine science major by combining all horse programs across all colleges, making Colorado State the first university in the nation to offer such a program

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Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director, grew up riding and caring for her family’s horses in Central Virginia and received a B.A. in journalism and equestrian studies from Averett University. She joined The Horse in 1999 and has led the editorial team since 2010. A 4-H and Pony Club graduate, she enjoys dressage, eventing, and trail riding with her former graded-stakes-winning Thoroughbred gelding, It Happened Again (“Happy”). Stephanie and Happy are based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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