Module Identifier RSM0210  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Mina Davies-Morel  
Semester Semester 1  
Assessment Practical report     40%  
  Exam   3 Hours Unseen Written Examination   60%  

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

Syllabus / Curriculum design

The module will comprise of 12 lectures and 3 practicals. The lecture course will cover in-depth specific areas of Equine Reproduction supported by the practicals encouraging the student to investigate further all aspects of Equine Reproduction through self-study.

The lectures will commence with an in-depth study of the gross and microscopic reproductive anatomy of the mare and stallion. The control of reproduction will be discussed in detail. The physiology of pregnancy including fertilization and embryo development will also be detailed followed by the physiology and control of parturition. Finally the anatomy and physiology of lactation will be considered along with its endocrine control. The anatomical lectures will be supported by 3 practicals. The lecture course will not be exhaustive but will provide in-depth knowledge in specific areas and the encouragement and guidance to students to develop knowledge of other areas through self study.


This module aims to provide the student with:

An in-depth knowledge of Equine reproductive anatomy, physiology and function at all stages. This will be done both through formal lecture based and practical teaching and by providing students with the opportunity and encouragement to develop their own in-depth knowledge of the area through self study.

Reading Lists

Ginthiner, O J. (1992) Reproductive Biology of the Mared. Basic and Applied Aspects. 2nd. Pub Equiservices. 4343 Garfoot Road, Cross Plains, Wisconsin 53528, USA
Davies Morel, M C G. (1999) Equine Reproductive Physiology, Breeding and Stud Management. CABI, Wallingford, Oxon, UK
McKinnon A O & Voss J L. (1993) Equine Reproduction. Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia and London
David Morel, M C G. (1999) Equine AI. CABI, Wallingford, Oxon, UK