Online Course

Equine Reproduction

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.

         The instructor is Dr. Jack Sales, DVM.

         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)

          The suggested book and video may be ordered online through the
College Book Store

              Lesson One:
                       Equine Reproduction: Terms and Facts
                       Anatomy and Physiology of the Stallion

              Lesson Two:
                       Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology of the Mare

              Lesson Three:
                        Manipulation of Estrus in the Mare

              Lesson Four:
                        Broodmare Management

              Lesson Five:
                        Infertility in the Mare

              Lesson Six:
                        Pregnancy Diagnosis and Management of the Pregnant Mare

              Lesson Seven:
                        Fetal Development,  Abortion, Induced Parturition and Dystocia in the Mare

              Lesson Eight:
                        Neonatal Management and Common Neonatal Diseases
                        Orphan Foal Management
                        Foal Management During the First Six Months

               Lesson Nine:
                        Artificial Insemination – Shipped Cooled Semen – Embryo Transfer

                Lesson Ten:
                        Breeding Records    

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