Extension Assistant Professor
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.