In this class you will learn how to successfully read an ultrasound machine, track the reproductive tract of a mare, detect embryos, follicles, edema and possible fluid on the uterus. Within the lecture portion you will go over the equipment and supplies needed to set your breeding program up.
Equine Embryo Transfer
This class will instruct participants in the hands-on skills & techniques associated with equine embryo transfer. Each participant will perform an embryo flush, search for and process an embryo, and perform a nonsurgical transfer procedure. Participants will also learn how to prepare an embryo for cooled shipment
Equine Collection & Evaluation
Students will get hands-on practice in stallion handling and management, setting up a laboratory and breeding area, preparation of the AV, comparing a variety of AVs, and semen evaluation including sperm counting, motility and morphology evaluation and the use of laboratory equipment.
Freezing Equine Semen
This class focuses on the development of the hands-on skills & techniques associated with the freezing and utilization of frozen stallion semen. Each participant will evaluate and centrifuge semen, perform multiple test freezing / freezing protocols and conduct post freezing assessment. A portion of the lectures will focus on the process of becoming a USDA approved facility for the export of frozen semen as well as the procedures associated with freezing semen for export.
Utilizing Frozen Semen, Deep Horn Insemination & Uterine Flushing
This class focuses on providing the participants with an understanding of the practices associated with utilizing cooled and frozen-thawed semen in the breeding of mares as well as the development of the hands-on skills associated with uterine flushing, deep horn insemination and the use of ultrasonography to assess follicular status and pregnancy for your own mares.
In this class Students will get hands on observation of collecting a stallion and observe the techniques used while training a stallion to the phantom.
Equine Reproduction Management
This class offers a detailed approach to your specific breeding program that allows you the opportunity to set your mares up in order to have the optimum timing of ovulation at the time semen is available. Students will learn all of the do’s and don’ts of what takes place on a day to day basis on a horse breeding farm.