Equine Reproduction Continuing Education - Short Courses

*We are hopeful that the ERL will be able to hold in-person Continuing Education Courses in the fall & winter, however, no final decision has been made due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to check for updates.*

Sound knowledge and hands-on experience are two keys to success in the equine breeding industry. The Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Laboratory faculty is always applying their research and updating ERL short courses to include the very latest in successful breeding techniques. Horse owner continuing education short courses at the CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory offer an in-depth education on reproductive management of stallions, mares and foals, and hands-on experience in semen collection, artificial insemination and newborn foal care. CSU ERL courses offer horse owners unique opportunities to collect and evaluate semen, prepare insemination doses, and inseminate mares under the guidance of world-class faculty. Invaluable diagnostic and intervention skills in obstetrics are gained for any future event of a difficult foaling.

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Sept. 16, 2020 - Equine Embryo Transfer (for veterinarians only)

This one-day course on equine embryo transfer will provide veterinarians with four (4) hours of lecture and four (4) hours of practical laboratory experience from some of the world leaders in equine embryo transfer.

Sept. 17, 2020 - Embryo Vitrification (morning session, for veterinarians only)

Vitrification of embryos is an optional lab held the following morning after the Equine Embryo Transfer course. CE: 3 CE hours for veterinarians.

Oct. 26-27, 2020 - Cryopreservation and Management of Equine Sperm

The frozen semen course is designed for anyone seriously interested in learning the techniques involved in freezing, thawing, and handling of equine spermatozoa.

Previous experience in semen collection, evaluation, and insemination procedures or attendance at a CSU Equine Reproductive Management equine continuing education short course is required as a prerequisite for this course.


Jan. 11-15, 2021 - Equine Reproductive Management: Stallion, Mare, and Newborn Foal

The flagship course of the program is designed for horse owners and breeders to increase the efficiency and ultimately the success of their breeding programs.

Sept. 14-15 2020- The Problem Mare (for veterinarians only)

The goal of this two-day course is to provide veterinarians with an opportunity to learn about common and less common reproductive abnormalities of the mare as well as current diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that can be incorporated into their clinical practice.