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Horse breeding, foaling courses in early December

October 05, 2007

(EDITORS: Please note Nov. 9-10 registration deadlines.)

Media Contact: Mike Yoder, North Carolina Cooperative Extension horse specialist, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, 919.513.3509 or mike_yoder@ncsu.edu or the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Horse Husbandry Program at 919.515.5784

Courses on horse breeding and managing foals will be held in early December in Raleigh. Both courses will be provided by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Horse Husbandry program at North Carolina State University.

A Horse Breeding Management and Semen Transport Short Course is scheduled Dec. 5-8 at the N.C. State University Equine Educational Unit. The course will deal with a variety of fundamental horse reproductive techniques. A Foal Management Short Course is scheduled Dec. 9 in conjunction with the breeding course. The foaling course will be held at the Ramada Inn Blue Ridge in Raleigh.

The comprehensive four-day breeding course will include the most recent technology in horse breeding management and semen transport. Participants should come away from the course with an advanced understanding of stallion and mare reproductive functions and management techniques. Those who successfully complete the course will receive three continuing education credits from N.C. State University.

The course will be limited to 24 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. The pre-registration deadline is Nov. 10. The cost of the course prior to Nov. 10 is $600. After Nov. 10, the cost rises to $700. Additional information is available from Mike Yoder, extension horse specialist, at 919.513.3509 or mike_yoder@ncsu.edu.

The Foal Management Course is designed to provide mare owners with the most recent foaling management technology. Participants will learn how to determine parturition and how to successfully deliver a foal and manage birth problems. Enrollment in the breeding course is not required to participate in the foaling course.

The advance registration deadline for the foaling course is Nov. 9. The cost of the course is $60 until Nov. 9, while a $25 late fee will be charged after Nov. 9. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive .7 continuing education credits from N.C. State University.

Information on both courses is available on line at http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/horse/SC_Clinic/SCmain.htm or from the Extension Horse Husbandry program at 919.515.5784.

Both courses are provided by North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Horse Husbandry Program and Department of Animal Science at N.C. State University in cooperation with the North Carolina Horse Council and Regional Equine Information Network System (REINS). In addition, the breeding course is sponsored by Exodus Breeders.

Written by:
Dave Caldwell, 919.513.3127 or dave_caldwell@ncsu.edu

Posted by Dave at October 5, 2007 02:35 PM