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FULLY BOOKED: Fundamentals of Reproduction: The Mare

31 Jan 2024
09:45 - 16:15

Twemlows Hall,
SY13 2EZ

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course type
Online and Practical
CPD hours
7+ CPD hours
course level

About the course

The Fundamentals of Reproduction: the Mare will provide you 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. It is an ideal course to prepare you for your first stud season. 

The course combines online learning and a practical day. Before attending the practical day you will have access to five online lectures including 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. 

Our online lectures will prepare you for your practical day at Twemlows Hall. Small group sessions will include breeding soundness examinations, subfertile mare, hormone use and routine scanning. For the practical sessions you will be split into small groups according to your scanning ability and advice will be given on routine scanning and decision making. 

This course is part of our Fundamentals of Equine Practice series. By working with leading equine practices we’ve developed 10 practical courses that provide the essential skills necessary to thrive in equine practice. See the rest of the series.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course you will...
1. Understanding of managing mares on natural covering and AI breeding programmes.
2. Perform a breeding soundness examination of a mare.
3. Identification of the problem breeding mare and formulation a plan for investigation and treatment.
4. Interpretation of ultrasound examination of the mare reproductive tract in routine fertility management and pregnancy diagnosis.
5. Investigate an abortion, analyse findings, and formulate a plan.

"Excellent day to give confidence and and introduction to reproduction of the mare"

- Fundamentals of Reproduction: The Mare attendee

Course leaders

Course Organiser: John Spencer BVSc MRCVS, Shropshire

Frederic Barrelet DipVMS DrMedVet (Bern) MRCVS

Charlie Cooke BVetMed MScCertEM (StudMed) MRCVS

Kelly Harrison-Tait BSc(Hons) BVSc CertAVP(ESM) MRCVS

Monica Morganti Dr Med Vet DACT DECAR MRCVS

Course prices

Vet member: £330

Non member: £660

This course is sponsored by

Elite Reproduction Supplies    IMV Imaging

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