|| RS33720 |
|| EQUINE STUD MANAGEMENT AND REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Mina C G Davies-Morel |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| RS23710 or equivalent for post-HND students |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 36 Hours 36 x 1 hour lectures |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 2 Hours 2 x 1 hour |
|| Practical || 6 Hours 2 x 3 hour practicals |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours Written examination Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| 3000 word essay Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 ||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||3 Hours Written examination Outcomes assessed: All ||100%|
On completion of this module students should be able to :
1) Discuss the application of equine reproductive physiology to the management of equine breeding stock.
2) Discuss the use of modern reproductive technology in equine stud management
3) Evaluate the various management systems used in stud management, including mare, stallion, foal and young-stock management.
4) Select breeding stock based upon reproductive competence.
5) Discuss current areas of research in equine stud management.
6) 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 EXAMINATION WILL BE OF TWO HOURS' DURATION, NOT THREE AS GIVEN IN THE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA ABOVE.
1 Independent project work
Students will independently investigate the literature to provide information for their essay
.2 IT and information handling
Retrieval of information for all aspects of the module, but in particular the essay, will include the use of Web of Science and appropriate web sites.
4 Writing in an academic context
These skills will be developed and assessed via:
i) the essay with a list of key references;
.6 Careers need awareness
Knowledge and skills developed within this module will be directly applicable to a future career in equine stud management or related research and teaching
Davies Morel, M C G (1999) Equine Reproductive Physiology, Breeding and Stud Management
CABI, Wallingford, Oxon UK
Davies Morel M C G (1999) Equine AI
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, Philadelphia and London
JOURNAL OF EQUINE VETERINARY SCIENCE
JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND FERTILITY
ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE
This module is at CQFW Level 6