Advanced Mare Reproduction – A 2-Day Practical Course

Fri, 30 August, 2024 - Sat, 31 August, 2024



Contact Hours

14 Bildungstunden (to be confirmed)

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 21 July, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 02 August, 2024


Englisch (mit deutscher Moderation)


Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 89.11


Diagnostic Imaging

Reproduction / Theriogenology

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This two-day practical course has been developed for equine veterinarians with a good working knowledge in the field of mare reproduction and provides a critical update on the management of mares for artificial insemination, on different causes that lead to mares being barren and how to investigate and treat these problems (incl. hysteroscopy). The 2nd day will focus on the pregnant mare with management of twin pregnancies, foetal sexing, different pregnancy-related problems and peri-partum emergencies (incl. dystocia & retained foetal membranes etc.). 

The highly-illustrated lectures will be held in English (without translation, but with German moderation) in the mornings. In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical / case-based sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on barren/pregnant mares and on cadavers in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine) and to discuss all aspects of mare reproduction with the world-renowned specialists. Each attendee will be rotating through the following practical stations: 

  • Ultrasound of the barren mare (incl. doppler) 
  • Management of Mares & Uterine Sampling Techniques – Swabbing, flushing & biopsies 
  • Hysteroscopy 
  • Transrectal Ultrasound – Assessment of the Foetus & Utero-placental Unit 
  • Foetal Sexing – Transrectally at 65 & 120 days 
  • Harvesting Oocytes 

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available. 

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules: B-EP.3; C-E.5; C-E.9; C-E.10; C-E.11; C-E.15; C-E.16

Dr. Christine Aurich is the head of the Centre for Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer and the Graf Lehndorff Institute for Equine Science at the Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria. She is a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction. Her current research focuses on gamete physiology, assisted reproductive technologies and early pregnancy development. She is Chair of the scientific committee of the International Symposium for Stallion Reproduction and President-elect of the International Equine Reproduction Symposia committee. Christine Aurich is an author of numerous scientific articles in international journals and the editor of a German-language textbook on equine reproduction.

James graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2001. After four years in mixed practice he travelled between the hemispheres working for a number of years in specialist stud practice in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. In 2010 he was awarded the RCVS certificate in Equine Stud Medicine and in 2011 became a lecturer at Liverpool University examining the stud medicine certificate since 2012.

James has published work on many topics relevant to clinical practitioners including material on breeding soundness evaluation, infectious disease, peri-partum problems, ovarian abnormalities, oestrus suppression, persistent endometrial cups, management of spring transition and twin pregnancy. James continues to perform and publish practice based research and collaborates widely. In 2013, he became director of Equine Reproductive Services (UK) Limited growing and developing a busy first opinion and referral equine practice in Yorkshire. James is recognised as an Advanced Practitioner in Equine Stud Medicine, he is a current BEVA council member and trustee of the International Equine Reproduction Trust.

James has made a sustained and significant contribution to veterinary professional development with formal and informal teaching and assessment of post graduates. James has organised and delivered many CPD courses and congresses in the UK and Europe and has delivered presentations on material ranging from basic to advanced topics around the World. In 2022, his efforts were recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons who awarded James with a Fellowship for meritorious contributions to clinical practice.

Tom qualified from Cambridge University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He performed his PhD, also at Cambridge, on 'Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy in the Mare' under the supervision of Professor W.R. 'Twink' Allen at the Equine Fertility Unit in Newmarket funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board. After a short period as Lecturer in Animal Reproduction at Cambridge Tom moved to Utrecht University to become a lecturer in equine reproduction. In 2007, he was appointed to the Chair of Equine Medicine and Reproduction at the Department of Equine Sciences and also to an extraordinary Chair in Reproduction at the University of Pretoria, Department of Production Animal Sciences.

Tom is a Diplomat of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR) and a Royal Dutch Veterinary Association specialist (KNMvD) in Equine Reproduction. He runs a busy clinical discipline working on all aspects of equine reproduction, with increasing emphasis on assisted reproduction and diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Tom's research interests are focussed on fertilisation, early embryonic development and early pregnancy loss in mares and in the relationships between semen quality and fertility in stallions. He is also involved in studies into semen quality and early embryonic development in farm animal and wildlife species and contraceptive techniques for the management of wild animal populations.

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Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien (Vetmeduni Vienna) Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Wien


Klinisches Zentrum für Reproduktion
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien (Vetmeduni Vienna)
Veterinärplatz 1
1210 Wien

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USD 418.39

USD 418.39

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USD 168.44

USD 152.14

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