Introduction to Equine Reproduction

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2nd April - 3rd April 2022

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Oakey, Queensland

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CDP Value: Vet Ed: 27 points
NSW: 27 points
All other states: 16 points

At the very core of the Australian equine industry, is breeding. The advancements in reproductive management, techniques and treatments over the years have resulted in breeding many live and healthy foals.

This short course focuses on basic principles, and is just the beginning to your equine reproduction career. Whether you’re already offering limited equine reproductive services, or you have clients wishing to breed locally, this workshop will have you champing at the bit for the 2022 breeding season.

Dr Pascoe is keen to share his experience from decades in equine breeding to help you build your knowledge, and develop the confidence to start working in breeding. From ultrasound techniques and pregnancy diagnosis to artificial insemination and post insemination management, this course will inspire you. Learn about stallion and semen handling, and assessment and freezing or packing semen for shipment. The foundations you need are covered here, to help support your mares through viable pregnancies.

Do you struggle with…

  • Handling & assessing semen?

  • Interpreting your palpation and ultrasound findings?

  • How to improve your results when you AI mares?

What if there was a practical workshop specially designed to get you out the starting blocks, and get you ready for the 2022 breeding season?

Set in a beautiful equine reproduction facility, spend two days covering the foundations of equine breeding. This practical short course will give you the skills, knowledge, and more confidence to evaluate the breeding mare, provide insemination services and more. Plus, dedicated equine reproduction educators, there with you patient-side, guiding you and honing your skills. Look out, the breeding season is waiting for you!






What you will learn

You will revise :
  • Full reproductive exam
  • Hormone cycles & cytology
  • Semen assessment
  • Treatment regimens post insemination
  • Timing for fresh, chilled & frozen semen
Develop your skills in :
  • Therapies to maintain pregnancy
  • Rectal ultrasound techniques
  • Examination of collected semen
  • Preparing semen to ship out
  • Artificial insemination



With the skills you gain at a VetPrac course, you can dramatically increase your income.


If the AI setup  procedure you’ve learned bills for $500, with just over 7 procedures you will have paid for the course that helped you gain that skill.


Plus, you may be able to claim some or all of the cost as professional development or a tax deduction.

Your Educators

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Dr David Pascoe

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Qualifications: BVSc PhD FANZCVSc

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Specialisation: Equine Reproduction

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David grew up as a kid with a pony, a Labrador and plenty of Darling Downs dirt between his toes. After graduating from the University of Queensland in 1977, he worked in the UK, then USA. He has completed a PhD, is an Adjunct Professor several times over, and a Registered Specialist in Equine Reproduction.
David’s areas of specialisation include twin pregnancy reduction techniques, treating infertility in broodmares, ultrasound, and early development of non-surgical embryo transplant techniques. Other interests include sub-fertility in stallions, the role of drugs in increasing fertility on broodmares, and early of abortions on mares.

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Dr João Prado

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Qualifications: DVM

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Specialisation: Equine Reproduction

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Dr Prado graduated from Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil in 2001, followed by two years of residency in Large Animal Reproduction, Medicine and Surgery at Londrina State University. João worked for several years in dairy and beef cattle reproduction, and since 2006 is working exclusively in equine reproduction with a focus on freezing semen, artificial insemination and embryo transfer.
In 2017, João had a challenging and different experience, running a massive embryo transfer program in China. Since 2018, he has been working together with Dr David Pascoe at Pascoe’s Oakey Veterinary Hospital.

What our participants say…

VetPrac have great workshops. Learned a lot. Great and friendly tutors. Lots of patience.

Dr Rhoades

A really well organised, relevant and practical approach to continuing education. Very well resourced with a great practical emphasis.

Dr Jarratt

Great practical, hands on experience with perfect vet to instructor ratio to get the best out of two days of intensive learning.


Really Educational. Instantly applicable to practice. Stimulated my enthusiasm for work


Your Questions Answered

Are there group discounts available?

Yes! If you are coming in a group of 3 or more, discounts are available. Please contact us directly to discuss group discounts.

What happens if I pay and then later can’t come?

As per our workshop terms & conditions, refunds are provided (if the cancellation is in writing) up to 45 days prior to the workshop. Cancellations made 45 days prior to the commencement of the workshop incur a 50% administration fee. Cancellations made 7 days prior to the commencement of the workshop are not refundable.

Can I pay off my registration fee?

Yes! We offer payment plans so registrants can pay off their fee easily. To request a payment plan, please contact [email protected].

What if I can’t attend because of COVID-19 border restrictions?

If a workshop is postponed, cannot run or you are unable to attend due to borders
closing, or travel restrictions, you can do one of the following:
1. Attend the workshop's new date
2. Transfer your registration to another workshop or course
3. Leave your registration as a credit for a future VetPrac workshop
4. Receive a refund

What happens if I receive a positive COVID-19 test in the 14 days prior to a workshop?


If you receive a positive Covid-19 test result in the 14 days prior to a workshop, contact us and send your test results through and;

  1. You can transfer directly into other VetPrac workshop/s or course/s to the same value
  2. You can substitute by sending another attendee in your place
  3. You can receive a credit for use on any VetPrac workshop/s or course/s to the same value.


What happens if the workshop is cancelled?

If VetPrac cancels any workshops, you will be provided with a refund. However, VetPrac will not be responsible for any travel, accommodation or any other expenses incurred by you. If on-campus accommodation is organised by VetPrac, the cost of this accommodation will be forfeited.

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
0409 743 100 or 0411 798 165

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
0409 743 100
0411 798 165


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