West Coast Equine Reproduction Symposium V

Program

Non-Pregnant Mare Session: Thursday morning, Nov 3, 2016

8:00 - 8:15 Opening remarks Janet Roser
8:15 - 8:45 Diagnostic techniques for infectious  endometritis: Traditional and new procedures Pat McCue
8:45 - 9:30 Treatment options for infectious endometritis: Antimicrobial therapy and non-antimicrobial agents Ryan Ferris
9:30 - 10:00 Break: Sponsored by the Center for Equine Health Vet Med, UC Davis
10:00 - 10:30 Management of mating induced endometritis Ryan Ferris
10:30 - 11:00 Reproductive management in a live-cover breeding program: Routine protocols and challenges Charlie Scoggin
11:00 - 11:30 Reproductive management in a cooled-transported semen breeding program: Routine protocols and challenges Pat McCue
11:30 - 12:00 Reproductive management in a frozen semen breeding program: Routine protocols and challenges Lisa Metcalf
12:00 - 12:30 Panel discussion – Problem mares All Speakers
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch ( on your own)

Stallion Session: Thursday afternoon, Nov 3, 2016

1:30 - 2:15  Sperm physiology – a practical perspective Stuart Meyers
2:15 - 3:00 Handling the breeding stallion Dickson Varner
3:00 - 3:45  Stallion fertility evaluation – salient points Charles Love
3:45 - 4:05  Break: Sponsored by the Center for Equine Health Vet Med, UC Davis
4:05 - 4:45 Value of endocrine diagnostics for appraising fertility      Janet Roser
4:45 - 5:30 Processing semen for cooled transport Dickson Varner
5:30 - 6:15 Case presentations / panel discussion All speakers
7:15 Buffet at the Marriot Dining Area  

Pregnant Mare Session: Friday morning, Nov. 4, 2016

8:00 - 8:15 Opening remarks Barry Ball
8:15 - 9:00 Review of reproductive endocrinology of the Alan Conley
pregnant and parturient mare
9:00 - 9:45 Diagnostic methods for abnormal late-term Barry Ball
pregnancy in mares
9:45 - 10:15 Break: Sponsored by the Center for Equine Health Vet Med, UC Davis
10:15 - 11:00 Induction of lactation and adoption of orphan foals Peter Daels
11:00 - 11:45 Predicaments of the post-partum mare: Managing commonly encountered problems   Margo Macpherson
11:45 - 12:15 Discussion  All Speakers
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)  

Foal Session: Friday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2016

1:30 - 1:45

Opening Remarks Stuart Meyers
1:45 - 2:30 New perspectives on prematurity Gary Magdesian
2:30 - 3:15 Colic in the neonate Nathan Slovis
3:15 - 4:00 Infectious diarrhea in foals Nathan Slovis
4:00 - 4:30 Break: Sponsored by the Center for Equine Health Vet Med, UC Davis 
4:30 - 5:15 Transition of consciousness at birth: The role of neurosteroids in foals and infants    John Madigan
5:15 - 6:00 Panel Discussion/ Case Studies All Speakers
7:00 WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
Hosted by Platinum Performance at their facility in
Buellton, CA
 

Wet Lab Program*: November 5th, 2016 (9 am – 4 pm)

At Alamo Pintado. Limited to the first 40 participants registered. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Lab 1

Ultrasonographic evaluation of scrotal contents Love and Meyers
Lab 2 Processing semen for cooled transport and handling frozen semen Varner and Squires
Lab 3 Endocrine case studies Conley and Ball
Lab 4 Reproductive evaluation of the problem mare Daels, McCue, Scoggin and Metcalf
*Each lab is 90 minutes long with a round robin format in groups of 10.