Media contact: Dr. Bob Mowrey, Extension Horse Husbandry Coordinator, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, 919.515.7871 or email@example.com
Horse Breeding, Foal Management Courses Set in Early December
North Carolina State University will conduct a Horse Breeding Management and Semen Transport Short Course Dec. 6-9 followed by a Foal Management Course on Dec. 10. Both courses will be in Raleigh.
The courses are presented by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Horse Husbandry program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in cooperation with the North Carolina Horse Council.
The breeding course is designed to provide horse breeders with hands-on experience in a variety of reproductive techniques. The comprehensive four-day course features the latest horse breeding management technology, including artificial insemination; semen collection, evaluation, handling and transport techniques; hand breeding and teasing; hormonal manipulation of the estrous cycle, broodmare nutrition; and ultrasound technology.
The course will be limited to 24 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the course is $550 prior to Nov. 10, after which the cost rises to $650. The student rate is $300.
The one-day foaling management course is designed to expose participants to the most recent technology. Participants will learn how to determine impending parturition, how deliver a newborn foal and manage birth problems. The course will also cover evaluating foal immune system status, colostrum, disease prevention and treatment, and vaccination and deworming schedules. Nutrition information will also be provided, as will information on weaning procedures and preventing developmental orthopedic disease.
The cost of the foaling management course is $50 prior to Nov. 10, after which the cost is $75.
More information on both courses is available from Dr. Bob Mowrey, Extension Horse Husbandry coordinator at 919.515.7871 or firstname.lastname@example.org , from the horse husbandry program office at 919.515.5784 or on line at http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/horse/SC_Clinic/SCmain.htm
North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an educational agency supported by county governments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and N.C. State and North Carolina A&T State universities. County agents, backed by specialists at the two land-grant universities, conduct educational programs related to agriculture and forestry, family and consumer sciences, 4-H, community and rural development and other issues.
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