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Equine Reproduction
ES 270

Breyer State University
Associate of Arts in Equine Business


Instructor: Dr. Jack Sales, DVM


SYLLABUS

COURSE OVERVIEW:

         This course will encompass the fundamentals of equine reproductive anatomy and physiology as a foundation for the understanding and utilization of that knowledge to study and become familiar with the care and management of the breeding stallion and the broodmare.

          Management and care of the pregnant mare as well as foaling procedures and complications will be addressed in detail. Immediate neonatal care and postnatal care of the mare and foal will be discussed.

          The practical aspects of the overall management of an equine breeding program will be detailed; including the status and practical aspects of artificial insemination, shipped cooled semen, frozen semen and embryo transfer in the industry today.

          Breeding farm record keeping and analysis will also be examined.

              Lesson One:
                       Equine Reproduction: Terms and Facts
                       Anatomy and Physiology of the Stallion

              Lesson Two:
                       Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology of the Mare

              Lesson Three:
                        Manipulation of Estrus in the Mare

              Lesson Four:
                        Broodmare Management

              Lesson Five:
                        Infertility in the Mare

              Lesson Six:
                        Pregnancy Diagnosis and Management of the Pregnant Mare

              Lesson Seven:
                        Fetal Development,  Abortion, Induced Parturition and Dystocia in the Mare

              Lesson Eight:
                        Neonatal Management and Common Neonatal Diseases
                        Orphan Foal Management
                        Foal Management During the First Six Months

               Lesson Nine:
                        Artificial Insemination Shipped Cooled Semen Embryo Transfer

                Lesson Ten:
                        Breeding Records    



TEXTBOOKS:
         Required reading:
             Manual of Equine Reproduction (Terry Blanchard, 2nd Edition)
        
          Suggested reading:  Breed for Success  (R.E. Riley, 2nd Edition)
          Suggested viewing:  Foaling Fundamentals (video)

          The books and video may be ordered online through the College Book Store:
http://www.horsecoursesonline.com/college_bookstore.html
      


TIMEFRAME:
          One year completion deadline from time of enrollment in the course.  
     

GRADING: 
         The grading scale for this course is as follows:
                 90-100%  =    A
                 80-89%    =    B
                 70-79%    =    C
                 Below 70%     Fail


COMMUNICATION: 
        You are strongly encouraged to communicate via email with the instructor
. Dr Sales is available as an instructor and mentor to assist you in meeting your goals for this course.  If at any time during this course you change your email address, please be sure to notify the instructor and office right away.
        Do not use text messaging shorthand or acronyms when communicating with the instructor.
        Please include full name and address in all correspondence.  


WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS:
        Lessons may require written assignments or essays.  They should be submitted as an attachment to an email using Word or a similar word processing software.
        Please be sure to include full name and email address on all documents - not just in the email message. 
        Proper grammar and spelling will be graded.
        Do not use text messaging shorthand or acronyms - this is college level work.


MISCELLANEOUS:
        Access to a horse is required.
        All assignments and quizzes must be completed.



     
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