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 program breeding success. The three-day course includes include classroom sessions on the anatomy and physiology of the mare and stallion, control of the estrous cycle, gestation and foaling, feeding the broodmare and young horse, and estrous cycle manipulation of mares. There are hands-on laboratory activities on a variety of equine reproductive topics as well as a broad range of topics useful to horse owners in any segment of the breeding industry.
Participation is limited to 12 individuals in order to ensure adequate time and animals for everyone to develop their skills. The registration fee includes lectures and laboratory sessions, lunch and refreshments each day, written materials, and a certificate of course completion.
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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.
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