AS 375: Equine Reproductive Management - 2016
An Introductory Course in Equine Management for Spring 2016
|Instructor:||Dr John Parrish|
|752 Animal Sciences Bldg.|
|Department of Animal Sciences|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison|
Text: The class web site.
Objective: The principal objectives of the course are to provide students with strategies to optimize reproductive efficiency in the mare and stallion. A combination of web delivered lectures and hands-on laboratories will be utilized to cover breeding management of the mare and stallion, semen collection and evaluation, artificial insemination, pregnancy detection, care of the pregnant mare, parturition, care of the new born foal and infectious diseases affecting reproductive efficiency. The secondary objective of the course is to provide students with a hands-on experience with equine management. This will be accomplished through the laboratories.
Lab Fee: The Department of Animal Science charges a laboratory fee of $50 to purchase the equipment and supplies needed to present this class. Fees are used only to support this class. Please note however that there is no text to be purchased for the class.
Potential Danger and Injury: Horses by their nature and size can be dangerous to humans. In particular we will be working with stallions in a breeding situation, performing breeding soundess exams on both stallions and mares, inseminating mares and you will be giving injections to mares. In any of these activities you can be kicked, bitten or pushed over by a horse. The instructor and TA(s) however will be present at dangerous times to make sure you are safely working with the horses. You will also be trained in safe handling of horses for the activities we are performing. However, if you become injured, medical expenses are the responsibility of the student via insurance that you must carry as a UW student.Schedule: See the Lecture and Lab headings at the top of the page.
Grading: The grade structure of the class will be determined on the basis of 2 exams (exam 1 before spring break, exam 2 at the end of class), the breeding experience, a self reflecton on the breeding experience, and participation.
Grading structure will be based on the % of total possible points in the class and the final grade assigned as follows:
A > 90%
AB > 85%
B > 80%
BC > 70%
C > 60%
D > 50%