Equine Reproductive Management Short Course

Description: This short course is designed for owners and breeding managers who want to learn the most efficient methods for ensuring the success of their breeding programs. Each 3-day course will include classroom sessions on anatomy and physiology of the mare and stallion, control of the estrous cycle, gestation and foaling, feeding the broodmare and young horse, and estrous cycle manipulation of mares. Hands-on laboratory activities are scheduled each day and will include semen collection and evaluation, estrous detection, artificial insemination, body condition scoring, perineal conformation evaluation of the mare and foaling management. The course content includes a broad range of topics that are useful for horse owners in any segment of the breeding industry. Previous attendees have indicated that the knowledge they gained from similar workshops has strengthened their confidence level and improved the relationship with their veterinarian concerning horse breeding activities.

Fee: $650 before December 20, 2018. After that, the registration fee will increase to $700.

Dates: January 9-11, 2019

Registration: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Horse

Instructors: Dr. Martha Vogelsang,  Dr. Jennifer Zoller, Dr. Jessica Leatherwood, Mrs. Chelsie Huseman, Mrs. Krissy Johnson-Schroeder and graduate students in Equine Reproduction

Location: Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex, 3240 F&B Road, College Station, Texas

General Information: Each short course will have limited enrollment to ensure adequate time and animals to allow every participant to develop the skill they desire. Enrollment will be confirmed on a first-come, first serve basis as registration forms with fee payment are received. In addition to the lectures and laboratory sessions, the registration fee includes lunches, snacks and a certificate of completion of the course.

Cancellations: If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to agriliferegister@tamu.edu. Cancellations received no later than December 26, 2018 will receive a 75% refund. Partial refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after December 26, 2018. Should this course be canceled due to pre-registration numbers, you will receive a full refund.

For more information, please contact Chelsie Huseman at 979-845-5264 or by e-mail at chelsiejo@tamu.edu.

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