Advanced Mare Reproduction – Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions

Date: Fri 16th Sep 2022 - Sat 17th Sep 2022
Venue: Tierärztliche Klinik für Pferde in Warendorf / Milte
Location: near Münster, Germany (Düsseldorf International Airport)
Contact Hours: 24 hrs – Lecture Series (24 hrs, online) & On-Location (10 hrs) (ATF to be confirmed)
Course Language: English (German Moderation)
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
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Qualified Vet -
EUR 1190.00
EUR 1295.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
EUR 1130.00
EUR 1245.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
EUR 2050.00
EUR 2260.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) -
EUR 660.00
EUR 660.00
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Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 7th August 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday 19th August 2022

* 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.


1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs, worth 1090€):   Fri 16 – Sat 17 September 2022

Friday 3:00 – 7:30pm:  Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm:  Practical Sessions


24 hrs of Online Lectures (on-demand, worth 410€)At your leisure

Attendees are expected to have worked through this Lecture Series before coming to the on-location portion of the course. Contact us if you have previously purchased this webinar series.


Total Continuing Education Hours:   34 hrs


COVID-19 Update
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This 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).  It will also 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.).  

To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first worked through the  corresponding online Lecture Series Advanced Mare Reproduction:

  • If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please contact the office on for a voucher code to reduce the price accordingly.

The online Lecture Series addresses the following hot topics via well-illustrated, case-discussions providing a platform for the panel of speakers to share pitfalls, erroneous clinical conclusions and useful tips and tricks:

  • Management of Cycling Problems in Mares – transitional mares, anovulatory haemorrhagic follicles; dioestrus follicle
  • Routine Management of Mares for chilled and frozen Insemination
  • Using Doppler Ultrasound in Mares
  • Examining the Barren Mare (incl. use of ultrasonography in the subfertile mare
  • Placentitis  - thinking beyond CUPT  
  • Hysteroscopic Examination of the Mare
  • Management of the Fluid Producing Mare
  • Twin Management – including tips & tricks
  • Foetal  Sexing – 56 – 75 days
  • Foetal Sexing – Day 110 & Beyond
  • Sampling Techniques for Problem Breeders
  • Preventing early pregnancy failure in natural and assisted breeding
  • The repeat Breeder - What to do next?
  • Risk Factors for Non-Pregnancy in Mares
  • Managing Semen for Deep Horn Insemination (DHI)
  • Pre-Partum Reproductive Emergencies
  • Approach to Dystocia in the Field
  • Post-Partum Reproductive Emergencies (incl. Retained Fetal Membranes)

And a special focus on Embryo Transfer:

  • Introduction to equine embryo transfer
  • Embryo collection
  • Tips and tricks in embryo collection
  • Embryo handling and embryo transfer
  • Embryo freezing
  • OPU and ICSI

Day 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists.  This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.

On the second day, 7 hours of small group sessions (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine) will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses under the supervision of the specialists.  There will furthermore be plenty of time for discussions and each attendee will rotate 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 coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch at a restaurant and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the Lecture Series (included in the price).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

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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    James Crabtree
    BVM&S, CertEM(StudMed), MRCVS

    United Kingdom

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    James graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2001 after which which he spent four years in mixed practice before leaving for a stud season in Victoria, Australia with Dr John Hyland, specialist in Equine Reproduction. On his return to the United Kingdom, James joined Dr Jonathan Pycock at Equine Reproductive Services, a private first opinion and referral equine practice based in Yorkshire.

    During the Southern Hemisphere stud seasons he has worked for Hamilton Veterinary Services, New Zealand and as a consultant stud veterinarian with Dr Lee Morris at EquibreedNZ and Dr Erick Klaui at The Flying Dutchman Australia. In 2009, in association with Balinmore Stud and AI Centre, James set up a stallion semen freezing unit. In 2010 he was awarded the RCVS certificate in Equine Stud Medicine and in 2011 was made an associate lecturer at Liverpool University. James lectures regularly on the national and international stage and has published peer reviewed material on the breeding soundness examination of the stallion, peri-partum problems in mares, granulosa cell tumours and persistent endometrial cups.

    He also contributes widely to the popular press with articles on many subjects from bent legs in foals to embryo transfer and embryo freezing. James continues to perform practice based research utilising the most current techniques in equine reproduction and has a particular interest in Doppler ultrasonography, stallion management, the late term pregnant mare, ovarian pathology and orthopaedic disorders of the foal. James is currently lead consultant at Equine Reproductive Services.

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    Tom 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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    Jonathan Pycock
    BVetMed, PhD, Dipl.ESM, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS Specialist in Equine Medicine (Reproduction) (UK)
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    Jonathan is a world-renown expert in equine reproduction based in Yorkshire, England. He is a prolific publisher of papers and book chapters on equine reproduction, and edited the iconinc text, Equine Reproduction and Stud Medicine. He has worked successfully in private practice (developed his own first opinion and referral equine reproduction practice from scratch) as well as teaching and research. Jonathan has been a Member of Council of BEVA for 9 years and currently President Elect.  An enthusiastic provider of CPD, he delivers around 65 days of CPD annually, both within the UK and overseas.  He has contributed as a speaker or chairman of a session at every BEVE Congress for the last 25 years and is responsible for the BEVA Reproductive Ultrasound Course, which has been a sold-out course annually for the last 20 years.

    In 2012, Jonathan became an Equine Claims Consultant for the Veterinary Defence Society in the UK, in which capacity he has acted as an expert witness on many occasions. Jonathan’s main veterinary interests include ultrasonography, breeding the problem mare, and artificial insemination. His well-recognised sense of humour makes him a popular speaker at CPD events world-wide, and a very relaxed and relatable practical instructor.

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    Jutta Sielhorst
    DrMedVet, Dipl.ECAR


    Fachtierärztin für Reproduktionsmedizin
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    Dr. Sielhorst is a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction and is currently affiliated with the Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover and the equine hospital Tierärztliches Kompetenzzentrum Karthaus. She obtained her veterinary degree in 2006 and received her specialty training at the University of Hannover in Germany. Her research interests include ultrasonography of the late pregnant mare, use of Doppler ultrasonography in the pregnant mare and functionality of the pregnant uterus.

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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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    Joan Carrick
    BVSc, MVSc, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM (LAIM)


    Australian Registered Specialist in Equine Medicine
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    Joan graduated from the University of Queensland’s Veterinary School in 1981, and was awarded a post graduate honours degree in Equine Medicine in 1984, for investigating the role of stress on the absorption of colostrum by newborn foals.  Joan spent 12 years working and studying in North American where she completed a residency in Large Animal Medicine and a Master of Veterinary Science at the WCVM, University Saskatchewan, Canada, for investigating the safe use of flunxin meglumine in newborn foals. In 1993 Dr. Carrick and was awarded a PhD by the University of Georgia, for investigating the effects of fish oils on the response of animals to endotoxin and then did a fellowship in critical care at the University of Tennessee Medical School and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Joan gained experience in gross and histopathology of neonatal foals, clinical pathology of endotoxic and septic shock horses as well as in clinical internal medicine of all large animals.

    While in North America, Joan frequently lectured about inflammation, shock, intensive care and omega-3 fatty acids to veterinarians, human intensive care specialists and biomedical researchers in the USA, Canada and Europe.  In 1997, she returned to Australia to work in equine practice including at Oakey Veterinary Hospital and the University of Melbourne. Joan joined the Scone Equine Hospital in 2005 as the veterinary advisor for the SEH laboratory and to complete RIRDC funded research into placentitis. This research resulted in a very successful clinical program to identify and treat mares with high risk pregnancies. Joan is currently a specialist consultant who manages high risk pregnant mares. This involves investigating the causes of a pregnancy loss or delivery of a critically ill neonate, then monitoring and treating mares in subsequent pregnancies so that healthy foals are born.

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    Angus McKinnon
    BVSc, MSc, DACT, DipVetMed., Diplomate ABVP


    Australian Registered Specialist in Equine Reproduction
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    Angus graduated from Melbourne University in 1978, and worked in private practice for a year, before heading to Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1980 to work and study for a Diploma in Large Animal Medicine. He continued at Ontario Veterinary College as Assistant Professor in Large Animal Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction for the period 1982-84. Angus then travelled to Colorado State University, USA, where he was employed as Assistant Professor in Equine Reproduction and Field Service 1984-1988, and as Associate Professor in Equine Medicine and Field Service 1988.

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Course Program

Tierärztliche Klinik für Pferde in Warendorf / Milte


Tierärztliche Klinik für Pferde in Warendorf / Milte
Beverstrang 55
48231 Warendorf-Milte


Tierärztliche Klinik für Pferde in Warendorf / Milte
Beverstrang 55
48231 Warendorf-Milte


Phone:               +49 2584 934-1300





From Münster Osnabrück International Airport:

Drive from Airportallee, Ostbeverner Str., Schmedehausener Str. and L830 to Ostbevern, Head north on Airportallee. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit and stay on Airportallee

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Airportallee, At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Schmedehausener Str., turn left onto Ostbeverner Str. and continue onto Schmedehausener Str. Continue onto L830 and at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on L830. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on L830, turn left onto Engelstraße and turn left onto Hauptstraße. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto B51 and turn right onto L830. Continue for approx. 5Km and the clinic will be on your right. 


From Düsseldorf International Airport:

Head south-west on A44, Keep left, follow signs for Airport City, At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A44 slip road, Keep left at the fork, follow signs for A44/A3/A52/Oberhausen/Velbert/Köln/Essen and merge onto A44. Take A3, A2 and A43 to B51 in Münster, Continue straight to stay on B51, Turn left onto Warendorfer Str./B51, At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on B51, Turn right onto L830 and after approx. 4.5Km the clinic will be on your left. 




From the North via A1:

Take A1 to Ibbenbürener Str. in Lengerich. Take exit 73-Lengerich from A1, Take Südring, Ringeler Str., K10 and L830 to the clinic in Warendorf


From the South via A2:

Get on B236 from Weißenburger Str. and Brackeler Str., Take A2 to Geißlerstraße in Beckum. Take exit 20-Beckum from A2, Take B475, Stadtstraße Nord and L830 to the clinic in Warendorf



Münster Osnabrück Airport - approx. 24 km

Düsseldorf International Airport - approx. 154 km




Binsenweg 1, 48231 Warendorf

 Tel: +49 2581 7832944​


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Dreibrückenstr. 66-68, 48231 Warendorf

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Hotel Sophia                        

6 Brinkstrasse, 48231 Warendorf

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Hotel Alex Herbermann** 

Münsterstrasse 25, 49219 Glandorf

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“Compared to other CE courses I have attended, VetPD was highly practical and full of information that can be used on a daily basis. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and offered personalized guidance for each attendee during the wet labs.”

Sarah Cates, Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital, WI, USA