Course Information Gain exclusive full access to the recordings from all three days of the 2021 short course!The Texas A&M Equine Reproductive Management Short Course is designed for owners and breeding managers who want to learn the most efficient methods for ensuring the success of their breeding programs. Stallion Reproductive ManagementParticipants will gain reproductive anatomy and physiology knowledge to employ reproductive practices that increase breeding efficiency in their operations. Management techniques including collection of a stallion, behavior management, and semen analysis will be demonstrated. Participants will learn how to perform semen evaluation and prepare it for breeding or shipping. Freezing semen will also be demonstrated. Mare Reproductive ManagementParticipants will gain reproductive anatomy and physiology knowledge to employ reproductive practices that increase breeding efficiency in their operations. Excised repro tracts will provide a specialized understanding of the anatomy and application of artificial insemination. Management techniques including palpating, nutritional programs, and artificial insemination will be demonstrated. Management and manipulation of the mare's estrous cycle will be covered extensively. Virtual Tours and Additional Reproductive Management TopicsJoin in on a virtual tour of Texas' finest equine reproductive facility and speak with leading industry experts about their day-to-day operations and advanced reproductive techniques. Plus, participants will gain knowledge that prepares them to troubleshoot breeding problems for when things don't go just right. Management techniques including on-farm foaling kits, pregnancy checks, and artificial lighting systems will be demonstrated. * Note: You will have access to the Equine Reproductive Management Short Course for a limited time of 60 days from the time of enrollment. Participant Testimonials- "I have looked into this course for 3 years. With it being online, it gave me the opportunity to attend without leaving the farm unattended. Continuing online is beneficial."- "The 'hands on' demonstrations were great - felt like we were there and brings the books to the lab."- "Everything was very interesting. I am a very visual learner and it's how I learn best. The demonstrations were the best part!"- "The lecture that stood out the most was Troubleshooting Breeding Management on the last day. I was surprised at how much knowledge I had learned from the topics that were covered over the last couple days. That made me proud! Also, the hands-on demonstrations were so exciting to watch!!"
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