Equine Embryo Transfer

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 transfer of 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.

aaronmassecar · July 28, 2020

RACE Approval: 4.5 CE Hours (Program 1478-44714)

Registration Fee:
$ 135 registration for the entire course 

Course Description

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. 

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Course Sections

  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.
Instructor: Patrick McCue, DVM, PhD, DACT
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 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.

Educational Partners:

  Coyote Rock Ranch coyoterockranch.com
Clarke Butte Ranch clarkebutteranch.com

course sponsors:

ABT360 www.abt360llc.com
Doc Lane’s Veterinary Pharmacy www.doclanes.com
Merck Animal Health www.merck-animal-health-equine.com 
Professional Embryo Transfer Supply, Inc www.pets-inc.com/
Universal Imaging www.universalimaginginc.com

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Course Includes

  • 2 Lessons
  • 9 Topics
  • 9 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate