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For Equine Vets Everywhere

Practical A.I. – the essentials

03 Feb 2022 09:00 - 17:00

Twemlows Hall,
Whitchurch,
SY13 2EZ

people iconWho is the course for?

This course is aimed at those Vets new to A.I and those in need of a refresher.

book iconAbout the Course

The aim of the course is to ensure that delegates facing a stud season are fully conversant with the essential theory and practical techniques of equine artificial insemination.

Lectures will include health requirements and paperwork for both mare and stallion; semen collection, handling, processing and shipping, assessment of the mare prior to insemination; timing of insemination for fresh, chilled and frozen semen; techniques of equine insemination and assessment of the mare after insemination.

Small group practical sessions will include microscopic assessments of chilled and frozen equine semen, handling of frozen semen and insemination of mares using conventional and deep intra-uterine techniques.


thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of semen collection and processing techniques.
  • To develop an in-depth knowledge of the certification, health requirements and biosecurity associated with artificial insemination.
  • To develop an understanding of the veterinary care of the mare pre and post artificial insemination.
  • To develop the ability to prepare and assess semen (fresh, chilled and frozen) prior to insemination.
  • To develop the ability to perform conventional and deep uterine insemination techniques.

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Being an older geezer, I am dubious about a lot of the courses which call themselves CPD and see them more as a money extraction device by folks trying to peddle their wares to a captive market. I must say though, that despite the long drive, I stayed until the end of this course because of the sincerity of all the speakers and the practical manner in which things were presented. I would like to thank all those involved. I did want to have a chat with James and Jonathan both of whom I hold in high regards and have not seen in years, but they was always somebody having a chat with them! That is always a good reflection on a speaker.

- 2019 Delegate

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organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • John Spencer BVSc MRCVS, Shropshire

speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Frederic Barrelet DipVMS DrMedVet (Bern) MRCVS, Newmarket
  • Charlie Cooke BVetMed MScCertEM (StudMed) MRCVS, North Yorkshire
  • John Spencer BVSc MRCVS, Shropshire
  • Tullis Matson, Stallion AI Services, Shropshire

price iconCourse Fees

  • Member price £295
  • Non Member price £590

downloads iconCourse Downloads

  • The programme will be added here soon


Terms & Conditions
  • Cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: A refund will be made less a 10% administrative charge.
  • Cancellation less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: No refunds can be guaranteed, but if BEVA can resell the place a refund will be made less a 20% administrative charge.
  • Transfer of Delegate: Booked places can be transferred to another person. If the transferee is not a BEVA Member he/she will be liable for the difference between the Member and Non-Member delegate rates.
  • Insurance: All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance.
  • Safety: Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
  • Data Protection: I understand that BEVA may pass my details to the organisers or sponsors of the courses unless I have specified otherwise.
  • Compliance: I am a qualified to undertake the procedures being taught, or I am in training for such a qualification, in which case I will make the organisers aware of my status.

By registering for this event, I confirm that I accept the above terms and conditions.


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