RACE Approval: 4.5 CE hours (Program 1478-44714)
The goal of the course is to provide up-to-date, clinically relevant information on equine embryo transfer. Lectures will include donor mare management, embryo collection procedures, embryo evaluation, recipient mare management, the art of transferring embryos, cooled transport of embryos, problems encountered in equine embryo transfer, and embryo vitrification (cryopreservation).
Colorado State University has a long history of research, clinical service and continuing education in the field of equine reproduction and more specifically in the area of embryo transfer.
1. Management of Embryo Donors
2. Embryo Collection Procedures
3. Evaluation of Equine Embryos
4. Recipient Mare Management
5. Transfer of Equine Embryos
6. Cooled-Transported Embryos
7. Problems Encountered in Equine Embryo Transfer
8. Embryo Vitrification
Chapters in a reference book (Equine Embryo Transfer) are cited at the end of each lecture. This book is not included with the course registration.
Dr. Patrick McCue, DVM, PhD, DACT
Dr. Patrick McCue graduated from veterinary school at the University of California, Davis, in 1986. He subsequently completed an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and a residency in Equine Reproduction at the University of California, Davis. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 1991 and received a PhD in Comparative Pathology, with an emphasis on reproductive endocrinology and ovarian pathology in the mare, from UC-Davis in 1992. Dr. McCue joined the faculty at Colorado State University in 1994 where he is the Iron Rose Ranch Professor of Equine Theriogenology.
Dr. McCue teaches the core course in Theriogenology (the study of animal reproduction) to veterinary students as well as advanced courses and clinical rotations in Equine Theriogenology. He coordinates the clinical Stallion and Mare Services at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory and attends to dystocias, high risk pregnancies and other equine reproduction cases at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In addition, he helps coordinate the Continuing Education programs in Equine Reproduction for veterinarians and horse owners.
He is the author or co-author of 10 books or eBooks, including a book titled Equine Embryo Transfer and over 300 refereed publications, textbook chapters, scientific proceedings chapters and abstracts. He has also written over 200 monthly columns called ‘The Breeding Shed’ for The American Quarter Horse Journal. His research interests include infectious endometritis, reproductive endocrinology, reproductive pathology, and embryo transfer.
Dr. McCue has received the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award and the American Association of Equine Practitioners Teaching Award from veterinary students at Colorado State University and the 2017 Theriogenologist of the Year award from the American College of Theriogenologists for outstanding accomplishments in the field of Theriogenology. He has served on the Board of Directors or Organizing Committees for the American Association of Equine Practitioners, International Equine Reproduction Symposium, International Symposium on Equine Embryo Transfer and the West Coast Equine Reproduction Symposium.