This course will encompass the fundamentals of equine reproductive anatomy and physiology as a foundation for the understanding and utilization of that knowledge to study and become familiar with the care and management of the breeding stallion and the broodmare.
Management and care of the pregnant mare as well as foaling procedures and complications will be addressed in detail. Immediate neonatal care and postnatal care of the mare and foal will be discussed.
The practical aspects of the overall management of an equine breeding program will be detailed; including the status and practical aspects of artificial insemination, shipped cooled semen, frozen semen and embryo transfer in the industry today. Breeding farm record keeping and analysis will also be examined.
Required reading: Manual of Equine Reproduction
(Terry Blanchard, 2nd Edition)
This book may be purchased at amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com
Suggested reading: • Breed for Success (R.E. Riley, 2nd Edition)
Suggested viewing: • Foaling Fundamentals (video)
Equine Reproduction: Terms and Facts
Anatomy and Physiology of the Stallion
Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology of the Mare
Manipulation of Estrus in the Mare
Infertility in the Mare
Pregnancy Diagnosis and Management of the Pregnant Mare
Fetal Development, Abortion, Induced Parturition and Dystocia in the Mare
Neonatal Management and Common Neonatal Diseases
Orphan Foal Management
Foal Management During the First Six Months
Artificial Insemination – Shipped Cooled Semen – Embryo Transfer