Editor's note: Here is a great educational event that you can share with your clients that is happening Jan. 20, 2015.
Horse breeders, anticipating mares giving birth this spring, may learn important details about foaling during a free, online presentation featuring Colorado State University equine veterinarians starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.
The presentation will be live and interactive. It will cover topics including caring for broodmares, predicting foaling, response during a difficult birth, and tending new foals.
The presenters are Drs. Patrick McCue and Ryan Ferris, foaling experts with Colorado State’s renowned Equine Reproduction Laboratory.
Ask questions in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions also may be sent through Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ using the hashtag #PagingDrRam. Veterinarians likewise will field questions submitted during the session.
• Dr. Patrick McCue, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists. McCue coordinates mare and stallion clinical services at the CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory and provides reproductive veterinary care at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He is the Iron Rose Ranch Professor of Equine Theriogenology in the Department of Clinical Sciences and studies reproductive endocrinology, reproduction pathology, hormone therapy and embryo transfer.
• Dr. Ryan Ferris, DVM, Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists. Ferris is involved in the clinical broodmare, foaling and embryo transfer programs at the CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory. An instructor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, he also consults on reproduction cases and emergencies at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.