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For Equine Vets Everywhere

Fundamentals of Reproduction - the Mare

01 Feb 2023 09:00 - 17:00

Twemlows Hall,
Whitchurch,
SY13 2EZ

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book iconAbout the Course

The aim of the course is to provide new and recent graduates facing a stud season with an introduction to assessing mares prior and during the breeding season for natural covering and AI programs together with identifying and treating the problem mare, pregnancy diagnosis and investigation of abortion.

Lectures will include the breeding soundness examination including swabs and health requirements of the mare, the oestrous cycle and its management, preparing the mare for natural covering or AI, post breeding treatments and the problem mare, ultrasonography of the uterus and ovaries and the investigation of abortion.

In response to delegate feedback a new session has been added to this course. Delegates will be split according to scanning ability and practical hands on scanning teaching and advice will be given on routine scanning and decision making.


thinking iconKey Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of managing mares on natural covering and A.I. breeding programs.
  • Perform a breeding soundness examination of a mare.
  • Identification of the problem breeding mare and formulation a plan for investigation and treatment.
  • Interpretation of ultrasound examination of the mare reproductive tract in routine fertility management and pregnancy diagnosis.
  • Investigate an abortion, analyse findings and formulate a plan. 

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Practical and very ‘real life’. Very realistic teaching and helpful with up to date topics discussing antibiotic use and responsible neonate management.

- 2022 Delegate

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organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • John Spencer BVSc MRCVS, Shropshire

speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Our course speakers will be confirmed soon.

price iconCourse Fees

  • Member price £330
  • Non Member price £660

You will be required to sign that you are COVID-19 symptom free on arrival at the venue.

  • If you book a place on a BEVA CPD course and are unable to attend due to any COVID-19 related issue you will receive a credit for the amount you paid. This credit can be used for any BEVA CPD and will be valid for a year from the date of issue. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course.e
  • If BEVA are required to cancel or postpone a course for any reason, you can opt to receive a full refund or receive a credit for a future BEVA CPD course (valid for a year from the date of issue).
  • A full refund will be made, less a 10% administration charge, if cancellation is more than 6 weeks before the start of the course.
  • A refund cannot be guaranteed if cancellation is less than 6 weeks before the start of the course. A refund will be made if BEVA can resell the place, less a 20% administration charge.
  • All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance.
  • Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
  • BEVA may pass contact details of delegates to the organisers or sponsors of the course unless the delegate has specified otherwise.
  • All delegates self-certify that they are a qualified veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse and qualified to undertake the procedures being taught. Where the delegate is in training for such a qualification BEVA must be made aware of their training status at the time of booking.

By registering for this event, you accept the above terms and conditions.


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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