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A Short Course for Horse Breeders

January 7-9, 2011 • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This course has been cancelled.

This course is designed to increase horse owners’, breeders’, veterinarians’, and veterinary technicians’ knowledge about equine breeding management.

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Mare Breeding | Friday, January 7, 2011

  7:45 a.m. Course Check-In
Continental Breakfast
Large Animal Clinic
Enter via courtyard between Large and Small Animal Clinics
  8:30 a.m. Reproductive Physiology of the Cycling Mare: Cycle and Manipulating the Cycle
  9:30 a.m. Management of Breeding: Teasing/Records, Ultrasound, Timing of Artificial Insemination, Fresh Semen, Cooled Semen, Frozen Semen
  10:30 a.m. Break
  11:00 a.m. Hands-On Laboratory: Ultrasound, Vaginal Exam, Cultures, Artificial Insemination, Frozen Semen, Tracts
  12:00 p.m. Lunch
  1:00 p.m. Dealing with Infertility: Assisted Reproductive Techniques, Caslick's, Cultures and Treatment
  2:00 p.m. Pregnancy: Determination, Stages, Twins
  4:00 p.m. Nutrition for the Broodmare and Pregnant Mare
  5:00 p.m. Q&A Session
  6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Pregnancy and Foals | Saturday, January 8, 2011

  7:45 a.m. Course Check-In
Continental Breakfast
Large Animal Clinic
Enter via courtyard between Large and Small Animal Clinics
  8:30 a.m. Monitoring and Care of the Pregnant Mare: Exercise, Deworming, Vaccinations
  9:30 a.m. Hands-On Laboratory: Ultrasound Pregnant Mare Late Term
  10:30 a.m. Break
  11:00 a.m. Foaling and After Care
  12:00 p.m. Lunch
  1:00 p.m. Dystocia: How to Recognize and What To Do
  1:30 p.m. Recognizing Normal vs. Abnormal Foals
  2:30 p.m. Common Problems with Foals and What To Do
  3:30 p.m. Care of the Grwoing Foal: Vaccinations and Other Health Care
  4:00 p.m. Nutrition for the Foal
Caring for Orphaned Foals
  5:00 p.m. Q&A Session
  6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Stallions | Sunday, January 9, 2011

  7:45 a.m. Course Check-In
Continental Breakfast
Large Animal Clinic
Enter via courtyard between Large and Small Animal Clinics
  8:30 a.m. Mare Reproductive Physiology
  9:30 a.m. Managing Stallions: Environment and Handling
  10:00 a.m. Break
  10:30 a.m. Breeding Soundness Exam and Infertility
  11:30 a.m. Handling Semen
  12:00 p.m. Lunch
  1:00 p.m. Hands-On Laboratory: Stallion Collection, Processing and Handling Semen, Extending Semen, Freezing Semen
  2:30 p.m. Fresh vs. Cooled vs. Frozen Semen: Compare and Contrast
  3:30 p.m. Preparing the Mare for Fresh, Cooled, and Frozen Semen Insemination
  4:30 p.m. Nutrition for Broodmares and Stallions
  6:30 p.m. Q&A Session
  6:00 p.m. Adjourn