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, 2017 for the January short course and March 1, 2018 for the second short course. After those dates, the registration fee will increase to $700.
Dates: January 10-12, 2018 and March 12-14, 2018
Instructors: Dr. Martha Vogelsang, Dr. Jennifer Zoller, Dr. Jessica Leatherwood, Mrs. Chelsie Huseman, Mrs. Krissy Johnson-Schroeder and graduate students in Equine Reproduction
Location: 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: Courses are subject to cancellation when registration is inadequate to cover program costs. Registrants will be refunded in full if the course is cancelled. By sending the registration form early, there is less chance of cancellation. If a registrant requests cancellation 15 days prior to the short course, the refund will be 75% ($450) of the original fee; cancellations less than 15 days in advance will not be refunded.