The Problem Mare

The goal of the course is to provide a broad review of reproductive issues in the non-pregnant mare. The course will start with an overview of techniques for reproductive evaluation of the problem mare and subsequently transition to discussions of issues with ovarian function, oviductal problems, uterine abnormalities, problems with the cervix, vagina and vestibule, and finish with discussions on behavioral abnormalities and finally problems associated with the mammary gland and lactation.

aaronmassecar · July 28, 2020

RACE Approval Pending: 4 CEU hours (Program 1478-44063)

Registration Fee:
$ 135 registration for the entire course (4 CE)

Course Description
The goal of the course is to provide a broad review of reproductive issues in the non-pregnant mare. The course will start with an overview of techniques for reproductive evaluation of the problem mare and subsequently transition to discussions of issues with ovarian function, oviductal problems, uterine abnormalities, problems with the cervix, vagina and vestibule, and finish with discussions on behavioral abnormalities and finally problems associated with the mammary gland and lactation.

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Course Agenda and Details

September 2020 – course will open for registration and viewing

  • The lectures will be available for viewing 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • A brief quiz will follow each lecture and completion is mandatory in order to qualify for RACE credit
  • A link to download additional course reference material (PDF files) will be available once registered
  • A link to download an eBook (Clinical Equine Reproduction) at no charge will be available once registered; the course is based on the contents of this eBook
  • A Certificate of Completion (including the number of CEU credits) will be emailed at the completion of the course
  • A virtual Question and Answer program will be incorporated into the course. Participants can send questions by email and a response will be forthcoming within a few days

Course Sections

  1. Reproductive Evaluation of the Problem Mare
  2. Ovarian Problems in Mares
  3. Oviductal Problems in Mares
  4. Uterine Problems in Mares – I
  5. Uterine Problems in Mares – II
  6. Cervical, Vaginal and Perineal Problems
  7. Behavioral Problems in Mares
  8. Mammary Gland Issues in Mares
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:

Animal Reproduction Systems www.arssales.com
Dechra Veterinary Products www.dechra-us.com
Doc Lane’s Veterinary Pharmacy www.doclanes.com
Merck Animal Health www.merck-animal-health-equine.com 
Platinum Performance www.platinumperformance.com/horses
Precision Pharmacy precisionpharmacy.com/equine/
Universal Imaging www.universalimaginginc.com

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Course Includes

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