Beyond Basics in Mare Reproduction – A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 28th Aug 2020 - Sat 29th Aug 2020
Venue: Buena Vista Farm - Equine Reproduction & Foaling Center
Location: Ocala (Orlando International Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Hours - RACE Pending
Course Language: English (Spanish Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet - -
2nd vet, same clinic - -
Student - -
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) - -
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - -
Vet L&P / Tech L-only - -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 19th July 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday 31st July 2020

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all attendees when attending courses in the UK.


This course has to be postponed to Summer 2021, due to COVID-related restrictions.  New course dates will soon be announced.



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
  • Hysteroscopy
  • 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

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    Tom A.E. Stout
    VetMB, MA, PhD, Dipl.ECAR, KNMvD

    The Netherlands

    European & KNMvD Specialist in Equine Reproduction
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    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.

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    Juan Samper
    DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl.ACT

    United States

    American Specialist in Theriogenology
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    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.

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    Maria Cadario
    DVM, MSc, Dipl.ACT

    United States

    American Specialist in Theriogenology
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Course Program

Buena Vista Farm - Equine Reproduction & Foaling Center


Buena Vista Farm Equine Reproduction And Foaling Center
11122 County Rd 326


Address: 11122 County Rd 326

Ocala, FL. 34482

Phone: 352-622-9100




From Tampa International: Take George J Bean Pkwy to FL-60 E/FL-616 E/Spruce Stramp toward I-275 N/Tampa. Merge onto Memorial Hwy/FL-60 E toward I-275 N/Tampa. Merge onto I-275 N toward Tampa/I-4. I-275 N becomes I-75 N. Take the FL-326exit, EXIT 358


From Orlando International:

Get on FL-528 W/FL-528 Toll W. Head north on Access Rd/Jeff Fuqua Blvd. Use the 2nd from the right lane to continue on S Semoran Blvd. Use the right lane to take the ramp onto FL-528 W/FL-528 Toll W. Follow Florida's Turnpike and I-75 N to FL-326 W/W Hwy 326 in Marion County. Take exit 358from I-75 N. Merge onto FL-528 W/FL-528 Toll W. Take exit 4 for Florida's Turnpike toward US-17/US-92/US-441/Orange Blossom Tr. Keep right, follow signs for Florida's Turnpike N and merge onto Florida's Turnpike. Merge onto I-75 N, then take exit 358 for FL-326. Follow W Hwy 326 to your destination.



Orlando International: 100

Tampa International: 115



Hotel Details

Distance to Clinic

Guide Price 

Fairfield Inn

4101 SW 38th Court

Ocala, FL. 34474

(352) 861-8400

15 miles


SpingHill Suites 

4100 SW 40th St. 

Ocala, FL. 

(352) 500-0501

15.8 miles



3712 SW 38th Ave. 

Ocala, FL. 34474

(352) 237-8000

 16.0 miles


“ Really loved the course! The speakers were really good at sharing their knowledge and I learned a lot during the course. The course really met my expectations and beyond that. Thank you very much!”

Sandra Garôarsdóttir, Münster, Germany - Advance Mare Reproduction Course

“ A great hands-on & excellent content course. I would definitely recommend. ”

Rebecca Cox, Münster, Germany - Advance Mare Reproduction Course

“ Great course, where you can learn more about the special problems in breeding/Reproduction medicine. ”

Janina Dietz, Münster, Germany - Advance Mare Reproduction Course