Black named new CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory director

By: Steve Wednesday January 30, 2013 Tags: Craig Beyrouty, Dr. Jerry Black, Fort Collins, Jason Bruemmer

FORT COLLINS - Dr. Jerry Black, a veterinarian and associate professor in the Colorado State University Department of Animal Sciences, has been named the new director of CSU's Equine Reproduction Laboratory, CSU announced.

Jerry Black
Black will oversee day-to-day operations of the facility, part of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Black will retain his position as director of the undergraduate Equine Sciences program in the college of Agricultural Sciences, CSU said. The program is one of CSU's most popular majors, with about 400 students training for positions in the horse industry each year.

CSU also announced that Jason Bruemmer, a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, will fill a new role as associate director of the Equine Sciences undergrad program.

Bruemmer has been a faculty member in both the Equine Sciences undergrad program and the Equine Reproduction Laboratory for more than 15 years.

"We're very pleased to have Dr. Black and Dr. Bruemmer take on new leadership roles in both our undergraduate equine program and the CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory," said Craig Beyrouty, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

"As they help guide two of our stellar CSU horse programs, the university will strengthen and streamline programs to help meet the needs of students, horse owners and the horse industry."

A new 12,200-square-foot Equine Reproduction Laboratory is under construction on the CSU Foothills Campus and is expected to open this spring. Fire destroyed the original main laboratory building in 2011.

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