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Dear Sirs

On behalf of AQHA UK, we would like to congratulate you on your staff and students who recently visited the UK on behalf of the University and AQHA to conduct the AQHA Horsemanship Camp.  As the organiser here in the UK, Amy McLean was a delight to work with being incredibly organised, coupled with the AQHA Intern Keeylee, they were both able to keep us abreast of the schedule and what was required of us as a host country, they both made my life an awful lot easier!   Amy and the girls who conducted the Camp were incredibly knowledgeable and charmed the 21 participants.   They were a credit to your university.   They achieved some really good results with all of the “Campers” and dealt very well with a wide range of abilities.    They all proved very confident and were able to adjust the schedule according to the abilities of everyone, and also according to the weather (we had torrential rain, honest, we do have sunshine here sometimes!)   We were also very grateful that the girls and Amy were insured to ride at the camps, this really helped when they were able to get on and show participants.  We’re really lucky that AQHA supports this programme, and every University we’ve had here in the UK has been very good, but the University of Wyoming proved exceptional and we’re incredibly grateful they came to the UK in 2012.

With kind regards

Lindsay Doel

AQHA UK

http://www.equinechronicle.com/world-news/2012-aqha-horsemanship-camp-in-the-united-kingdom.html

 
Amy McLean - as part of her PH.D. program in at Michigan State University, with two other professors, flew to Paris, France, then on to Mali, Africa on January 2nd, 2008. They join other professors from around the world to study and perform research on serveral species of donkeys. In particular, the Somalian Ass, an endangered species of donkey.
 
We are very proud to announce that Amy has just graduated from Michigan State University with her PhD in Equine Science! She also has a Masters of Science from the University of Georgia in Animal and Dairy Science with an emphasis in Reproduction Physiology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia with two majors, Animal Science with an Equine Emphasis, 2nd Dairy Science and a minor in Agribusiness. She is currently working at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY as the State's Equine Extension Specialist and as an Equine Lecturer. She conducted research in Mali, West Africa and at CrossRoads’ donkey rescue in Clare, MI. She studied more effective ways to train and harness donkeys while measuring both physiological and behavioral signs associated with stress. She also looked at improved nutrient management methods for donkeys including studying insulin resistance and forage analysis of common feedstuffs fed to donkeys in Mali. We are very thankful to all of the people that have helped her through her graduate career (Dr. Camie Heleski, Dr. Mel Yokoyama, Dr. Tex Taylor, Dr. Carla Carleton, Dr. Judy Marteniuk, Dr. Janice Seigford, Dr. Amadou Doumbia, Professor Boboucar Demble, SPANA, the donkeys at Crossroads, Fran D’Angelo, Rudy Quesada and members of Crossroads!).
     
 
 
     
Dr. Camie Heleski, Equine Behaviorist from Michigan State University at the SPANA Donkey Clinic in Bamako, Mali.
Camie was the chair of Amy's committee and does work in many developing countries with working equids.
Dr. Mel Yokoyama, Amy’s major Professor at MSU and Amy.
     
Dr. Camie Heleski, MSU, Dr. Amy McLean, University of Wyoming and Dr. Amadou Demeble Chief Veternarian for SPANA in Mali. Check out www.spana.org to see more of their work.
Conducting welfare assessement on working donkeys in Segou, Mali.
Practical teaching demonstration with donkey and animal science students at IFRA in Bamako, Mali.
Students that participated in the donkey management and husbandry teaching session at E.S.A.P. a secondary school for high students interested in learning more about careers in agriculture, vet sciences or animal science in Segou, Mali.
Classroom with college students from IFRA in Bamako, Mali.
Stay updated on the trip and study by checking back regularly.

 

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