Principles of reproduction and reproductive management of the mare and stallion. Sophomore standing.
Upon successful completion of this course students will:
- understand basics to reproductive physiology
- develop a research proposal
- integrate material and apply this to a reproductive management
- prepare a well-written report
ANEQ 102 (Introduction to Equine Science) with a grade of C or better; ANEQ 230 (Farm Animal Anatomy and Physiology) with a grade of C or better or ANEQ 305 (Functional Large Animal Physiology) with a grade of C or better or BMS 300 (Principles of Human Physiology) with a grade of C or better.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Equine Reproduction
A.O. McKinnon, E.L. Squires, W. E. Vaala and D. D. Varner
- Manual of Equine Reproduction
T.L. Blanchard, D.D. Varner, J. Schumacher et al.
- Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition
- Reproductive Biology of the Mare
The above books are not required, but are suggested.
Dr. Jason Bruemmer grew up in the horse industry in Texas and has continued to serve the industry as a scientist, researcher, lecturer and horseman. As a horseman, Dr. Bruemmer has been a cornerstone of the outreach program at CSU, working with breeders, owners and clients to increase their knowledge of equine reproduction and management. His ability to interact and relate to horse owners and breeders has informed his research. Dr. Bruemmer was instrumental in developing a protocol to harvest epididymal sperm from stallions who had died, allowing the owner to preserve the valuable genetics for future production. His research in the cryopreservation of stallion semen and membrane integrity continues to work for improvement in stallion semen extenders. Dr. Bruemmer is currently involved in the development of a single dose permanent contraceptive for the wild horse population. His lab has also focused on identifying the mechanism involved with maternal recognition of pregnancy. An avid horseman and polo player, Dr. Bruemmer still finds time to work with the CSU Polo Team and finds time for the occasional chukker himself.