Breeding Short Courses from Equine-Reproduction.com

Imitated by some – duplicated by none!
These courses are considered by many to be the most complete single equine reproduction short course available.


2020 - At Our Wynnewood, Oklahoma Facility

We are offering two different courses - one focusing on mares and one on stallions.
Each course will be held in both January and February.
Course size will be limited to ensure an ability to interact with students - Mares: 15 people; Stallions: 10 people.
Mare Course (2 days) - Jan 11/12 and Feb 8/9, 2020
Stallions Course (2 days) - Jan 18/19 and Feb 15/16, 2020
Both Courses Contain Hands-On Training!
Cost: To attend a single course: $350 per person;
To attend both courses (or one course twice): $500 per person.



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Our University of New Hampshire course host said:

“We have had very good feedback about the courses. The attendees have felt that the information is given in a complete and structured format that allows the subject matter to be clearly understood. There is enough interaction and question sessions for people to clarify what they are learning. We are looking forward to hosting more short courses by Equine-Reproduction.com at the University of New Hampshire.”

Susan Bruns, B.S., M.Ed Director,
UNH Equine Program
UNH Equine Center, Durham, NH

Our University of Arkansas course host said:

“What a super turn out! All the feedback has been very positive. Our “beginners” were able to keep up and our “experts” were given new information and money saving tips. In fact, I bet we will all save the fee several times over using the practical advice. We look forward to hosting another seminar next year!”

Nancy E. Jack, Ph.D. Director,
Dorothy E. King Equine Program
University of Arkansas,
Department of Animal Sciences,
Fayetteville, AR USA

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How We Operate:

We are pleased to offer short courses in our list of services aimed at assisting horse breeders world-wide. The full two and three-day short courses are held from August to March during the “off” breeding season in the Northern hemisphere. Because we understand that most horse breeders have full time jobs outside their horse interests, we schedule our short courses on weekends and holidays. These courses are excellent not only for the experienced breeder as well as the reproductive veterinarian looking for an update on the latest technologies and methods of breeding, but even the beginner breeder will take home enough to make the course more than worthwhile!


 

An Overview of Our Short Courses

Using MS PowerPoint TM, incorporating slides, text and video, coupled with a wide variety of available products and equipment for you to view and handle, we are able to provide dynamic and comprehensive presentations. Although the courses are easily understandable, they are intensive and cover all aspects of equine reproduction and breeding. They include study of the anatomy and physiology of both the mare and the stallion reproductive systems; management of mare and stallion for optimal breeding; the mare’s reproductive cycle and hormonal relationships; fertility evaluation; manipulation of the estrous cycle in the mare; techniques for live cover and artificial insemination of the mare; and the use of fresh, cooled, or frozen semen. We discuss collection of semen from the stallion and the various methods, techniques, and products available for collection, evaluation and various aspects of semen analysis; preparation of semen for freezing, transport or on-farm use; identifying stallion or semen handling problems and trouble shooting them; and sexual behaviour of the stallion and how it can be modified. The pregnant mare will be discussed including the hormonal activity present during pregnancy; care of the pregnant mare, and identifying and dealing with common pregnancy problems. Needs of the foaling mare and her resulting foal are addressed. Determining IgG levels in neonates is discussed as well as proper supplementation. We also present an overview of some common foaling and neonatal problems. Please note that one thing not taught to non-veterinarians is rectal palpation or ultrasounding. We do however teach vaginal palpation of the cervix (which is the first step towards performing A.I.), and we do teach other techniques for identifying suitable timing for breeding as well as reviewing ultrasound images.

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Examples of Topics Covered in the Short Courses:

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  • Targeting ovulation using Progesterone and Estradiol; Manipulating the estrous cycle using natural methods, as well as pharmaceuticals;
  • Methods of semen collection from stallions, including equipment that is available; demonstration of collecting a stallion, where facilities allow;
  • Transported, cooled and frozen semen from both the mare owner’s and the stallion owner’s perspective; methods available for processing;
  • Troubleshooting problems that may arise as well as methods for improving conception rates;
  • Management of the mare and stallion for optimum success;
  • Latest advances and progress in equine reproductive technology.

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Important Points About Our Short Courses:

  • Short courses will be restricted in size to ensure attendees receive personal attention!
  • Hands – on “wet labs” where facilities permit.
  • Lecture personnel have widespread practical experience in the horse breeding field, allowing an emphasis on “need to know” topics, rather than generalities.

Please contact us if your business or organization would be interested in hosting a presentation or lecture to be given by Equine-Reproduction.com, LLC

Short courses and presentations in 2019:

The National Stud, Newmarket, England
Hartpury University, Gloucestershire, England

Short courses and presentations in 2018:

The National Stud, Newmarket, England
Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, England

Short courses and presentations in 2017:

The National Stud, Newmarket, England
Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, England
Bonmahon Sport Horses, Ballinasisla, Bonmahon, Waterford, Ireland

Short courses and presentations in 2016:

Midwest Equine Summit (IMV), New Orleans, LA, USA

Short courses and presentations in 2015:

Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, England
Belmont House Stud, Ferbane, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Short courses and presentations in 2014:

Belmont House Stud, Ferbane, Co. Offaly, Ireland
American Hanoverian Society AGM, Houston, Texas, USA (invited speaker)

Short courses and presentations in 2013:

Belmont House Stud, Ferbane, Co. Offaly, Ireland
British Soc. for Animal Science’s Colloquium for Equine Reproduction, Nottingham, England (invited speaker)

Short courses completed in 2012:

Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, England
Drumhowan Stud, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

Short courses completed in 2011:

Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, England – (Equine Reproduction Ltd. (UK)

Short courses completed in 2010:

Char-O-Lot Ranch, Myakka City, Florida, USA
Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, England – (Equine Reproduction Ltd. (UK)
Pelion Stud, Reading, Berkshire, England – (Equine Reproduction Ltd. (UK)
Fargo, ND, USA

Short courses completed in 2009:

Harrisonburg, VA, USA
Rock Falls, IL, USA
Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, England – (Equine Reproduction Ltd. (UK)
Cal Poly (Pomona) Equine Sciences / (W.K. Kellog) Arabian Horse Center, Pomona, CA USA
Cal Poly (Pomona) Equine Sciences / (W.K. Kellog) Arabian Horse Center, Pomona, CA USA – Embryo Transfer Course
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR USA

Short courses completed in 2008:

Sport Horse Stallion Expo, Raleigh, NC, USA – Lecture: “The Problematic Broodmare”
Char-O-Lot Ranch, Myakka City, FL USA
Big Sky Farm, Buford, GA USA
Goldhills Welsh, Galt, CA USA
Sioux City Ranch, Bakersfield, CA USA
Cal Poly (Pomona) Equine Sciences / (W.K. Kellog) Arabian Horse Center, Pomona, CA USA
Sonesta Farms, Houston, Texas USA
McDodi Farms, Burleson, Texas USA
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR USA
Welcome Ranch, Potter Valley, CA USA

Short courses completed in 2007:

Eagle Lake Ranch , Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Cal Poly (Pomona) Equine Sciences / (W.K. Kellog) Arabian Horse Center, Pomona, CA, USA
Rainbow Equus Meadows, Sacramento, CA, USA
Sioux City Ranch, Bakersfield, CA, USA
Gunn Ranch, Idaho Falls, ID, USA
Twin Creek Farms, Big Rapids, MI, USA
University of New Hampshire – Equine Center, Durham, NH, USA
Hidden Spring Farm, Monroe, NC, USA
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
Hardeman Horses, Decatur, NE, USA
FA Ranch, Reno, NV, USA
Cindy’s Warmbloods, Smithers, BC, CANADA
Bristol, VA, USA
Proud Meadows, Waxahachie, TX, USA

Short courses completed in 2006:

Cal Poly (Pomona) Equine Sciences / (W.K. Kellog) Arabian Horse Center, Pomona, CA, USA
Sioux City Ranch, Bakersfield, CA, USA
FA Ranch, Reno, NV, USA
Lot’a Wood Ranch, Richfield, ID, USA
Coffman Barrel Horses, New Salisbury, IN, USA
University of New Hampshire – Equine Center, Durham, NH, USA
Hidden Spring Farm, Monroe, NC, USA
Saddlecrest Farm, LLC, Shelbyville, TN, USA
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
Hardeman Horses, Decatur, NE, USA
Redwood Coast Equine Center, McKinleyville, CA, USA
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Buckinghorse Place Sporthorses, Newark, DE, USA
Clemson University Equine Center, Clemson, SC, USA
Red Hawk Farm, Commerce, GA, USA
K Bar Star Quarter Horses, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Sonesta Farms, Houston, TX, USA
McDodi Farms, Burleson, TX, USA

Short courses completed in 2005:

Sioux City Ranch, Bakersfield, CA, USA
Cal Poly (Pomona) Equine Sciences / (W.K. Kellog) Arabian Horse Center, Pomona CA, USA Longview, WA, USA
Magic Valley Breeders Association,Twin Falls, ID, USA
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR, USA
Saddlecrest Farm, LLC, Shelbyville, TN, USA
Ashemont Farm, Aberdeen, NC, USA York, PA, USA
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
Bannockburn Farm Patricksburg, IN, USA
Redwood Coast Equine Center McKinleyville, CA, USA
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Harrisonville, MO, USA
McDodi Farms Burleson (Dallas/Fort Worth), TX, USA
Sonesta Farms, Houston, TX, USA
Adventure Beach Ponies, Ocala, FL, USA
Clemson University Equine Center, Clemson, SC, USA
Spring Hollow Morgans, Breezewood, PA, USA
Burr’s Belgians and JSJ’s Belgians, Edmore, MI, USA
Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington KY, USA

Short courses completed in 2004:

Roseville, CA, USA
Sioux City Ranch, Bakersfield, CA, USA
Albuquerque, NM, USA
University of Arkansas, Department of Animal Sciences, Fayetteville, AR, USA
Through Connection Ltd, Alpharetta, GA, USA
Clemson University Equine Center, Clemson, SC, USA
Ashemont, Southern Pines, NC, USA
Dark Horse Warmbloods, Ipswich, MA, USA
Midwest Breeders Group, Grafton, WI, USA
Dakota Winds Andalusians and High Plains Genetics Research, Inc., Rapid City, SD, USA
Redwood Coast Equine Center, McKinleyville, CA, USA
Eugene, OR, USA
Freedom Farms, Tulsa OK, USA
Sonesta Farms, Houston TX, USA
McDodi Farms, Dallas TX, USA
Krugerrand Run Thoroughbred Farm, Birmingham AL, USA
Clemson University Equine Center, Clemson, SC, USA
Home Again Farm and Dragon’s Lair Farm, Gainesville FL, USA
Silverwood Farm, Leesburg VA, USA
Dragon Fly Farm, Canterbury CT, USA
Kentucky Horse Park Lexington KY, USA
Burr’s Belgians and JSJ’s Belgians, Edmore MI, USA

Summer lectures completed in 2003:

“Successful Breeding with Cooled and Frozen Semen”
“Pre-breeding Evaluations of the Mare and Stallion”

Short courses completed in 2003:

Char-O-Lot Ranch, Myakka City, Florida, USA
Home Again Farm and Dragon’s Lair Ponies, Gainesville, FL, USA
Ashemont and The Veterinary Equine Research Center (VERC) Southern Pines, NC, USA
Stepp-N-Out Farm Pine Mountain, GA, USA
Larrabee Appaloosas Albuquerque, NM
San Diego Sporthorses and Sandy Arledge Quarter Horses, Inc. San Diego, CA, USA
Southwind Arabian and Equine Services Fort Smith, AR, USA
Wildcreek Farm, Lima, OH
Mystic Spirit Arabians Palmyra, PA, USA
NEATS Equestrian Learning Centre, Dublin, NH, USA
Redwood Coast Equine Center, McKinleyville, CA, USA
Salem, OR, USA
Longview, WA, USA
Missoula, MT, USA
FA Ranch and Racing, Carson City, NV, USA
Gunnison, CO, USA
Benediction Farm, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Carson Farm, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Sonesta Farms, Houston, TX, USA
Kentucky Horse Park Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Lansing, MI, USA

Short courses completed in 2002:

Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA
Char-O-Lot Ranch, Myakka City, Florida, USA
Gainesville, Florida, USA
San Diego Sporthorses, California, USA
Cedar City, Utah, USA
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Neats Equestrian Center, Peterborough, NH, USA
Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA
Montrose, Colorado, USA
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Missoula, Montana, USA
Langley, BC, CANADA
Salem, OR, USA
Shekinah Farms McKinleyville, California, USA
F A Ranch Carson City, Nevada, USA
Potter Ranch Marana, Arizona, USA
Sonesta Farms Houston, Texas, USA Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA Corpus Christi, Texas, USA Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Kentucky Horse Park Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Short courses completed in 2001:

Montrose, Colorado, USA.
Denver, Colorado, USA.
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Boise, Idaho, USA
Salem, Oregon, USA
Sacramento, California, USA
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Houston, Texas, USA
Appaloosa World Show 2001, Fort Worth, TX, USA (Frozen Semen Information Presentation)
Tucson, Arizona, USA


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