Director of Equine Sciences Program
Director of Equine Reproduction Laboratory

Wagonhound Land & Livestock Chair

Office: ETRC
Phone: (970) 491-8373
Email: jerry.black@colostate.edu

Dr. Jerry Black portrait

Dr. Black is a 1971 graduate of the veterinary school at Colorado State University and is currently the Director of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as well as the Director of Equine Sciences in the College of Agriculture Sciences.

Dr. Black is a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and a past president of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association. He continues to be involved in the horse industry by serving as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Horse Council, is a Director of the AQHA and serves on the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission. Dr. Black serves as the immediate past chairman of the AAEP’s Welfare and Public Policy Counsel and is also the Chair of the Medication Review Committee for the National Cutting Horse Association.  Dr. Black has received the distinguished alumnus award from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and is an American Association of Equine Practitioners Distinguished Life Member.

“I love mentoring our young people to see new possibilities,” adds Black. “I’ve done a lot of it for years now, and it’s important to me to help develop the next generation of leadership in the equine industry.”

Black’s advice to his incoming freshmen: “Become as familiar as you can with the program. Get emerged in it and involved in the activities and opportunities it offers.” To those students considering a degree in Equine Sciences, he says, “We invite you to come visit us and see how proud we are of our program, how proud we are of the graduates it produces, and we want to encourage you to consider being apart of it.”

Courses Taught:

ANEQ 440 – Equine Production & Industry Issues