|| RS33720 |
|| EQUINE STUD MANAGEMENT AND REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Mina C G Davies-Morel |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| RS23710 or equivalent for post-HND students |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 2 x 1 hour lectures per week |
|| Other || 1 day visit, usually in Semester 2 |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| 3000 word essay Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 ||40%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written examination Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 ||60%|
|Supplementary Exam||3 Hours Written examination Outcomes assessed: All ||100%|
On completion of this module students should be able to :
Discuss the application of equine reproductive physiology to the management of equine breeding stock.
Discuss the use of modern reproductive technology in equine stud management
Evaluate the various management systems used in stud management, including mare, stallion, foal and young-
Select breeding stock based upon reproductive competence.
Discuss current areas of research in equine stud management.
Evaluate the major factors determining the success of equine reproduction and management.
This module will give the student the opportunity to acquire adequate knowledge to make informed decisions or to discuss management practices used today in equine stud farm medicine. It will do this by considering all aspects of equine stud management in detail, including stallion, mare and young-stock management. The application and value of reproductive technology will be considered and an understanding of the current areas of research in equine stud medicine will be encouraged. The major factors which determine and affect the success of equine reproduction will be discussed and the importance of selection of breeding stock based upon reproductive competence will be stressed.
|| The essay set will be based upon a scenario/case study and will require the identification of the problems within the scenario along with potential solutions. Hence problem solving skills will be both developed and assessed. |
|| The coursework for this module will be an essay based upon a scenario/case study. As such the students' ability to communicate their ideas and information retrieved effectively in writing will be directly assessed. |
** General Text
Davies Morel M C G (1999) Equine AI
Davies Morel, M C G (2003) Equine Reproductive Physiology, Breeding and Stud Management
2nd. CABI 0851996434
Ginther O J (1992) Reproduction biology of the mare. Basic and applied aspects
2nd. Equiservices, Wisconsin USA
McKinnon A O & Voss J L (1993) Equine Reproduction
Lea & Febiger 0812114272
ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE
JOURNAL OF EQUINE VETERINARY SCIENCE
JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY
This module is at CQFW Level 6