An expansionof the Ultrasound Workshopproviding twice as many hours of hands-on skill development in ultrasounding mares. It is combined with essential content and labs pertaining to cooled and frozen semen mare management.
Previous breeding experience recommended.
Classroom: 12 hours
Ultrasound: 6 hours
Mare reproductive anatomy
How ultrasound works & basic scanning procedure
Estrous cycle, follicles, ovulation, CL & CH
Uterine edema, cysts & fluid
Embryo detection, stage of development & twin management
Ultrasound machines, stocks, tranquilizers, etc.
Mare Management – Cooled & Frozen Semen: 6 hours
Overview & keys to success
Preliminary steps & procedural guidelines
Contracts & costs
Key management research
Management of the season, ovulation & cycle
Shipping containers & procedures
Storing frozen semen
Lab: 28 hours
Ultrasounding Mares: 20 hours
Cooled Semen Evaluation: 1.5 hour
Frozen Semen Evaluation: 2.5 hours
Mare Insemination: 4 hours
Lab Teaching Assistant: Steve Habina, Equine Veterinary Technician
Note: Participants who want to practice with their own ultrasound machine are invited to bring it to the workshop. Sufficient mares are provided for the workshop, however participants within driving distance of the course may bring one or two of their own mares if they so desire.
8:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day
$1400 for 1st Person
$1250 for 2nd Person - spouse or farm assistant
Participants will be asked to sign a liability release. Click here to read/print Liability Waiver.
“In the Ultrasound Workshop, I learned enough to ultrasound my own mares for ovulation and pregnancy. I gained the confidence I needed to purchase a machine and begin monitoring my mares. I was able to breed my girls and most of them conceived on the first cycle. Thank you Jim!”