Stallion Handling Course for Veterinarians and Stallion Owners Available

The Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab and the Section of Reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center is offering a stallion handling course for veterinarians, stallion owners, and managers. The two-day course will focus on concepts and skills for safe, efficient handling and general management of breeding stallions.

The class will be held Nov. 9-10, from 8 a.m. to late afternoon.

Veterinarians can count 16 hours of continuing education curriculum for this course.


Day 1
  • The Basics of Stallion Restraint
  • Stallion Handling for Natural Cover
  • The Basics of Mare Restraint
  • Stallion Handling for Dummies (Dummy Mounts)
  • Pasture Breeding
  • Lessons from Free-Running Equids, Including a Tour of a Semi-Feral Herd
  • Hands-On Stallion Handling Opportunity
  • Individualized Coaching on Stallion Handling

Day 2

  • Breeding Shed Layout and Equipment
  • Starting a Novice
  • How to Correct Biting, Rearing, Charging, and Other Bad Habits in the Breeding Shed
  • Tips and Tricks For Handling the Older or Disabled Stallion
  • Tips and Tricks for Working with Limited Personnel
  • Common Breeding Behavior and Fertility Problems of Stallions
  • Hands-On Stallion Handling Opportunity
  • Individualized Coaching on Stallion Handling

Tuition is $500 for the first day only, $900 for both days. Limited seats.

This course fills quickly, so register early.

More information and registration instructions can be found at http://www3.vet.upenn.edu/labs/equinebehavior/ShortCourses/ShortCourseHome.htm.

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