Jan. 9-13, 2023 - 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. Cost is $1950 until November 15 and increase to $2150 after. Course is designed for horse owners, breeders, and breeding assistants. **COURSE IS FULL FOR 2023. Please email erl@colostate.edu to be placed on the waiting list**
$1,950.00

Course Description: 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. The course includes:

20 hours of classroom instruction that covers:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the stallion genital tract,

  • Semen collection and evaluation,

  • Anatomy and physiology of the mare,

  • Principles of artificial insemination,

  • Use of cooled-transported semen,

  • Hormonal control of the estrous cycle,

  • Breeding management with fresh, cooled or frozen semen;

  • Evaluation of the problem (infertile) mare;

  • Principles of pregnancy diagnosis and management of twins;

  • Care of the pregnant, foaling, and postpartum mare;

  • Complications of pregnancy;

  • Prediction of foaling;

  • Proper on-farm methods to assist with delivery of foals

  • Indications to call for veterinary assistance with a difficult foaling,

  • Routine care and medical problems of the newborn foal,

  • Care of the orphan foal.

15 hours of experiential hands-on training with leading faculty in:

  • Semen collection and evaluation,

  • Artificial insemination,

  • Preparation and use of cooled-transported semen,

  • Reproductive evaluation of the mare,

  • Techniques for prediction of foaling,

  • On-farm obstetrical procedures,

  • Placental evaluation,

  • Assessment of colostrum quality and passive transfer of antibodies,

  • Foal resuscitation

Palpation and ultrasound examination of mares will not be taught in this course.

Courses held at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory
Colorado State University, 3101 Rampart Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80521

CSU ERL reserves the right to cancel course at any time. CSU ERL follows all University, State and CDC guidelines in regards to the prevention of COVD-19.