Horse Breeders Day

Supporting ISER XII

Saturday 28th July, Tattersalls, Newmarket


    The cost of this course is fully subsidised for TBA members


9:00  Welcome and introduction: David Dugdale

Joint Keynote Session: Managing stallions to maximise fertility

9:10- 9:50: Sue McDonnell (USA) Difficult stallions: drugs vs management

9:50-10:30: Dickson Varner (USA) Stallion management

10:30-11:00: Coffee and tea

Session 1:

Managing breeding mares to maximize fertility

11:00-11:30: Lee Morris (New Zealand) Climatic effects upon follicle growth, ovulation and conception in TB mares

11:30-12:00: Angus McKinnon (Australia) Uterine conditions in mares that impact on fertility

12:00-12:30: Angus McKinnon (Australia) New ideas for the breeding barn from ISER XII

12:30-13:00: Mandi de Mestre (UK) – Update on pregnancy loss in mares

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

Session 2:

Update on managing pathogens encountered in breeding operations

14:00-14:30: Laura Peachey (UK) Worm control on stud farms

14:30-15:00: Dr Richard Newton Grass sickness vaccine trial preliminary results

15:00-15:30: Judy Cawdell-Smith (Australia) Hairy caterpillars as a cause of placentitis and abortion – is there a risk to the UK?

15:30 – 16:00: Afternoon coffee and tea and screening of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Session 3:

Breeder focus

16:00-16:30: Pascale Chavette-Palmer (France) Feeding pregnant mares to ensure optimal fetal, neonatal and adult health

16:30-17:00:  Jan Pynn (UK) Neonatal Foal Disorders