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: $700 before December 20, 2019. After that, the registration fee will increase to $800.

Dates: January 8-10, 2020

Registration: Now Open! 

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

Location: TBA

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 24, 2019 will receive a 75% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after December 24. The course is subject to cancellation when registration numbers are inadequate to cover the program costs. Full refunds will be issued should the course be canceled.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Zoller at 979-862-5980 or by e-mail at jennifer.zoller@tamu.edu.

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