[January 16, 2014; Kennett Square, PA] – Penn Vet’s Hofmann Center at New Bolton Center is offering seven short courses on equine reproduction and behavior this spring, including stallion handling, horse behavior, and mare and foal management.

The continuing education courses are open to veterinarians, owners, breeders, trainers, stallion handlers, vet techs, behavior specialists, and vet students and residents.

“Our participants tell us that they particularly enjoy the combination of small group classroom presentations and discussions, along with hands-on labs and demonstrations,” said Sue McDonnell, founding head of Penn Vet’s Havemeyer Equine Behavior program at New Bolton Center. “Instructors can customize the material to each participant’s needs and interests.”

Courses:

Just Stallion Handling

Feb 27‐28 (Advanced) & March 13‐14 (Basics)


Breeding Management of the Mare

March 5

 

 

Mare and Foal Behavior and Management

March 11-12 

 

Horse Behavior Modification

March 31-April 1

 

Horse Behavior

April 28-29

 

Natural Horse Behavior Field Study

Apr 30‐May 4

 

Instructors:

  • Sue McDonnell, MA, PhD, CAAB, Adjunct Professor of Reproductive Behavior
  • Tamara Dobbie, DVM, Staff Theriogenologist and Director of the Hofmann Center
  • Patricia Sertich, MS, VMD, DACT, Associate Professor of Large Animal Reproduction
  • Regina Turner, VMD, PhD, DACT, Associate Professor and Interim Section Chief of Reproduction and Behavior
  • Kristina Whitesell, DVM, Resident in Large Animal Reproduction
  • Jennifer Linton, VMD, Resident in Large Animal Reproduction
  • Rick Ladow and Jim Morris, experienced stallion handlers

 

For registration and information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu/repro or call 610-925-6203.

About Hofmann Center

The Hofmann Center at New Bolton Center offers the finest equine reproduction and behavior services with an expert team of board-certified specialists and exceptional staff at a world-class teaching hospital.

Services include: embryo transfer and intracytoplasmic sperm injection with recipient herd; natural cover; mare cycle management; artificial insemination; stallion and mare breeding soundness exams; novice stallion breeding and dummy mount training; assisting disabled stallions; reproduction‐related performance and behavior problems; ground semen collection; and semen collection, evaluation, shipping, freezing, and advanced processing.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

 

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, seeing nearly 33,000 patients a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals, treating 33,000 patients each year – 4,100 in the hospital and 29,000 at farms through the Field Service. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

 

For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.

 

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