Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dr. Carolyn L. Stull

Animal Welfare CE Specialist, Emeritus
Veterinary Medicine Extension
1 Shields Ave, University of California, Davis
1337 Surge III
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 304-1529
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Dr. Carolyn Stull received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Purdue University, and then continued her studies as a graduate student at the University of Illinois. She received her Master of Science and PhD degrees while working on research projects focusing on muscle and exercise physiology in the horse. Currently, as a Cooperative Extension Specialist, Dr. Stull directs the School of Veterinary Medicine's Animal Welfare Program focusing on the well-being of agricultural animals, primarily dairy cattle and horses. She is the national recipient of the "Hank Award," presented for outstanding research benefiting the welfare of the horse. She has served as the Chair of the Animal Welfare Committee of the US Animal Health Association, and has worked in collaboration with the US Dept. of Agriculture on issues such as the Horse Protection Act and the Commercial Transport of Equines to Slaughter. Dr. Stull is also the North American representative to the ad hoc group on Land Transportation for the OIE, the World Organization for Animal Health which meets annually in Paris. Currently her research is directed at examining long-term transportation stress in horses, developing nutritional rehabilitation programs for starved horses, determining the glycemic index of common equine feeds, and evaluating the impact of extreme weather events on the welfare of dairy cattle on commercial dairies.


Phd Animal Science, University of Illinois. 1983


Agricultural animal welfare program; trasport stress, starvation in animals, best management practices

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