A three-day short course on goat artificial insemination is scheduled for Aug. 11-13 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.
The course will feature presentations by faculty members from North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University. It is designed to provide participants with the background and hands-on practice needed to include artificial insemination in goat breeding programs.
Morning lectures from N.C. State and N.C. A&T State faculty members will be followed by afternoon hands-on practice sessions. Topics to be covered include anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive tract, estrous synchronization, ovulation synchronization, AI breeding techniques (standard and improved), use of fresh, chilled and frozen semen and management considerations including record keeping systems, facilities requirements and pre- and post-breeding management.
Continuing Education Credit:
20 AVMA CE hours for qualified individuals (2014 AVMA CE event ID 3255)
The registration cost is $400 until July 21 and $450 after that date. Registration fee includes refreshment breaks, daily lunch, course manual and CD, transportation to/from host hotel and all course venues or parking passes for personal vehicles. The course coordinator is Dr. Charlotte Farin, professor of animal science at N.C. State University.
Course information, including course and hotel reservation information, is available online at:
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