Camie Heleski

(acting also as PROCEDURAL ADVISOR)

Camie Heleski received her Ph.D. in Animal Science with an emphasis in equine behavior and welfare; her M.S. was also in Animal Science, with an emphasis in equine nutrition and exercise physiology. She has worked at Michigan State University since 1991 as Coordinator of their two-year Horse Management Program. Her appointment at MSU is 100% teaching and advising. Her applied research interests have revolved around equine behavior and welfare, horse-human interactions & working equids in developing parts of the world. She has been actively involved with the International Society for Equitation Science as a Council member since 2007. She served as the Scientific Chair for the NFACC Canadian Equine Welfare Code Committee, and has travelled to Brazil, Mexico, Honduras & Mali in relationship to her research/outreach with working equids. Dr. Heleski grew up on a horse farm where she and her family raised, trained and showed horses. She enjoys riding her Arabian gelding, MSU Ducati, in the discipline of dressage.

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