Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
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%

Learning Outcomes

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-
stock management.

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.

Brief description

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.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication 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.
Problem solving 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.

Reading List

General Text
Davies Morel M C G (1999) Equine AI CABI Primo search Davies Morel, M C G (2003) Equine Reproductive Physiology, Breeding and Stud Management 2nd CABI Primo search Ginther O J (1992) Reproduction biology of the mare. Basic and applied aspects 2nd Equiservices, Wisconsin USA Primo search McKinnon A O & Voss J L (1993) Equine Reproduction Lea & Febiger Primo search ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE Primo search JOURNAL OF EQUINE VETERINARY SCIENCE Primo search JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 6