What You Need to Know About Breeding Horses

What You Need to Know About Breeding Horses

Interactive 2-day course will help novice breeders improve, expand their program.

Kansas State University's Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, will host its 7th Equine Reproductive Management Short Course, March 26-27, at the university's Horse Teaching and Research Unit in Manhattan.

The two-day interactive course is targeted towards the horse owner that is interested in starting a breeding program or the novice breeder who would like to improve or expand their existing program. The registration fee for the course is $275 per person (limited to 10 people) or $150 for those interested in auditing the course (watching but not participating in the hands-on work, limited to 2 people). Each day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends no earlier than 4:00 p.m.

Presentation topics will include Estrus Detection; Basic Mare Anatomy/Endocrinology; Semen Collection and Analysis; Breeding Contracts; Shipping/Receiving Semen; Artificial Insemination with Fresh and Cooled Semen; Equipment Needs for the Breeding Lab; and Predicting Foaling, among others.

Participants will gain hands-on experience with various aspects of the breeding process.

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