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Breyer State University
Bachelor of Science Degree in Equine Studies
Instructor: Dr. Jack Sales, DVM
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.
Equine Reproduction: Terms and Facts
Anatomy and Physiology of the Stallion
Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology of the Mare
Manipulation of Estrus in the Mare
Infertility in the Mare
Pregnancy Diagnosis and Management of the Pregnant Mare
Fetal Development, Abortion, Induced Parturition and Dystocia in the Mare
Neonatal Management and Common Neonatal Diseases
Orphan Foal Management
Foal Management During the First Six Months
Artificial Insemination – Shipped Cooled Semen – Embryo Transfer
• 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
There is no completion deadline for the course. The student works at his or her own pace. The student will not be "locked-out".
The grading scale for this course is as follows:
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
Below 70% Fail
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.
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.
Access to a horse is required.
All assignments and quizzes must be completed.
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