We frequently receive inquiries and requests from clients and
colleagues regarding personal instruction in some specific
procedure, or for the training of their sire for semen collection.
We handle these inquiries on a "custom" basis. We can provide
anything from a basic, two-hour overview, to an in-depth two-week
course for one to four people at a time. Course size is limited to no more
than four to allow maximal interaction and hands-on experience for
the participants. In many cases, there is considerable preparation
required for these courses, including synchronization and
superovulation of embryo donors and recipients. Prior
courses include training in caprine and ovine (goat and sheep) embryo transfer and
semen cryopreservation; equine semen collection, processing, and AI;
mare reproductive management; bovine semen freezing, AI and ET
(including embryo freezing); and canine semen collection and AI;
COURSES. Cost varies greatly depending upon the
number of attendees and preparation required.
- BOVINE EMBRYO TRANSFER SCHOOL
This two to five day course is designed to teach the basics in direct
transfer of both the "One Step" and "Three Step" frozen embryos
in a private or small group
format, using a small amount of lecture, lots of questions and
answers, reproductive tract palpation, and live cow procedures.
Next course schedule is open at this time.
EQUINE SEMEN CRYOPRESERVATION COURSE
A five day, intensive, semi-private, and "hands-on" course
affording the participant a detailed enough introduction to our
methods of equine semen cryopreservation to set up their own
laboratory and begin practicing quality work. Includes extender preparation from scratch, and complete lists of
chemicals, suppliers, supplies, and equipment. Courses
scheduled on demand.
- CANINE REPRODUCTION COURSE
A four day, intensive, hands-on training course in canine reproduction
procedures including semen collection, evaluation, chilled shipping, cryopreservation, insemination using fresh and frozen semen;
ovulation timing, vaginal cytology, AI techniques including transcervical catheterization, AKC recordkeeping, and export
scheduled on demand.
GOAT / SHEEP
Autumn only. Semen cryopreservation, cervical and
laparoscopic AI, synchronization and superovulation, embryo recovery
and transfer, embryo cryopreservation. Five intensive days; class
size limited to three. Cost depends upon number of attendees;
please contact us for current information.