Beyond Basics in Mare Reproduction - A 2-Day Practical Course
10% discount for IVIS members
To celebrate the new IVIS website, VetPD has extended a 10% discount to IVIS members for all VetPD CPD offerings purchased until July 14 (excluding destination events).
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 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
- Transrectal Ultrasound – Assessment of the Foetus & Utero-placental Unit
- Foetal Sexing
- Harvesting Oocytes
The course fee includes lunches, 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
VetMB, MA, PhD, Dipl.ECAR, KNMvD - The Netherlands
European & KNMvD Specialist in Equine Reproduction
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.
DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl.ACT - United States American Specialist in Theriogenology
Upon graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the National University in Colombia, Dr. Samper worked in private dairy and equine practice for a couple of years in his home country and subsequently he earned his Master’s and PhD at the University of Minnesota which focused on reproductive physiology and clinical reproduction. He then became a board-certified specialist in Theriogenology. From there he accepted a faculty position at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Three years later he joined a mixed practice in Vancouver BC as an associate, and a year and a half later he started his own practice, as a solo practitioner, which later grew into a multi-vet practice, which he sold after 25 years. He has also worked as an associate professor at Kansas State University and in industry for Sexing Technologies. In 2014 he joined the faculty at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where he worked as an associate dean for clinical affairs and professional opportunities at mentoring and monitoring the progress of the clinical year veterinary students in all their clinical affiliates around the world. Currently, Dr. Samper is a professor and serves as the associate dean for academic and student affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida.
DVM, MSc, Dipl.ACT - United States American Specialist in Theriogenology