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College Equine Semen Collection and Assessment Courses

Facilities:


We have a fully equipped laboratory and due to its size we can take about 25 students at a time to look around.

The semen collection area is an indoor spacious tiled-wall rubberised floor. To hand is a fully height adjustable dummy mare for the added safety of the stallion.

The lecture room can take up to 30 students for lectures or 18 for practical sessions. It is set up with power point projector and white board. There is a limit to the amount of students for the practical sessions because of the number of microscopes that are available. There are 5 microscopes in the lecture room and we recommend no more than 3 students per microscope.

1 Hour Lecture Session

This one hour lecture is an overview of the collection process. It is carried out in the laboratory (which can take a maximum of 25 students at any one time) and collection area.

Includes:
• Tour of facilities
• Preparation for the collection (laboratory)
• Collection process (collection area)
• Semen assessment in lab (laboratory)

2 Hour Lecture Session

This two hour lecture takes a more in depth look at AI and consists of a 1 hour theory lecture followed by a practical demonstration and facilities tour.

Includes:
• History of AI (lecture room)
• Setting up an AI centre (lecture room)
• Semen collection process (lecture room)
• Stallion handling (lecture room)
• Semen assessment (lecture room practical)
• Preparation for the collection (laboratory)
• Collection process (collection area)
• Tour of facilities

3 Hour Lecture Session

The three hour lecture session includes the same as the above but a 1 hour session on semen assessment.

Includes:
• History of AI (lecture room)
• Setting up an AI centre (lecture room)
• Semen collection process (lecture room)
• Training a stallion onto a dummy (lecture room)
• Preparation for the collection (laboratory)
• Collection process (collection area)
• How to use a microscope (lecture room)
• Semen assessment (lecture room practical)
• Sperm morphology (lecture room practical)
• Tour of facilities

Listed below are additional lectures that can be arranged:

• Insemination process with fresh, chilled and frozen semen
• When to AI and when to scan
• Handling frozen semen
• The latest technology in equine breeding

We can change lectures around to suit your students and even come to the college to do the lectures. We advise that students are briefed before hand, with some knowledge of the AI industry so that questions will flow backwards and forwards more freely.

Lecturing is carried out at colleges, universities, conferences and for vets etc. Lectures consist of any aspect of the AI industry from stallion handling, collecting, semen evaluation, freezing, handling of chilled and fresh semen, distribution and insemination with fresh, chilled and frozen semen

Talks or Lectures on

  • Setting up a collection and Insemination unit
  • Stallion handling
  • Training a stallion onto a dummy mare
  • Different ways of collecting
  • Semen collection process
  • Semen handling
  • Semen assessment
  • Semen packaging
  • Handling fresh and chilled semen
  • Handling frozen semen
  • AI in the mare with fresh, chilled and frozen semen
  • From collection to foaling
  • Over view of the AI industry