ANIML SCI 445A - Equine Reproduction Lab

Equine Reproduction will provide understanding and hands-on opportunity in equine reproduction. Specifically, semen collection, evaluation and processing practice; discussion in mare breeding management and use of hormones; preparation of the mare for breeding; modulation of the estrous cycle; contraception; introduction to embryo transfer. Additionally, the mares in the breeding program at the UMass will be worked-on during laboratories and students will be able to participate in teasing and decision-making on breeding management and assisting in foaling. Client based cases may also be introduced during lab sessions.

Course syllabus

Semester(s) offered: 

Animal Science 220