mare and foal standing in field
• Photo by Molly Montag

College Short Course To Cover Reproduction And Management

Registrations are being accepted for a two-day course on equine reproduction and related horse management taught by the University of Kentucky (UK).

The course, the 9th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course, planned for Feb. 2-3 will cover all breeds and is open to veterinarians, owners and horse managers interested in learning more about equine reproduction and topics concerning horse management. It will be taught by UK staff, local veterinarians and other experts. 

Topics will range from nutritional considerations for broodmares to assessment of stallion semen and recent advancements in diagnosis and management of reproductive diseases.

Continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians is pending approval by the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners.

The course will be held at the Fayette County Extension office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, Kentucky. Cost is $75 per person, or $65 per person if two or more people from the same organization register at the same time.

The Short Course will be held in conjunction with the UK Equine Showcase, a Feb. 2 event that highlights the university’s equine programs and relevant industry findings. Discounts are available for those who attend both the Showcase and the Short Course.

College students are eligible for a discount to both events, but space is limited and those slots are filled on a first-requested, first-served basis.

Registration ends Jan. 26.

To register online, visit For more details about this event and other information about UK Ag Equine Programs, visit