Reproduction and Breeding for small animals

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4th August - 8th September, 2022

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Online Thursday nights 7:30pm (QLD time)

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CPD Value: All locations: 12 CPD points

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Confidently lead your clients through ethical and practical reproduction services. Whether your clinic offers dedicated breeding programs, or just looks after the occasional pregnancy, we have you covered. Get up to date with this six-week online course, where you can immerse yourself in current disease management for studs and bitches, and delve deeper into pregnancy management. Prepare to develop your understanding and management of dystocia and maximise the survival rate of small animal neonates. Small animal reproduction has more to offer than you might think. Broaden your clinical horizons, and coach your clientele in this rewarding field.

Do you struggle with…

  • Medical versus surgical management of dystocia?

  • Predicting whelping time frames?

  • Picking the optimal time for insemination?

  • Breeding soundness examinations?

What if there was a great new online course created just for YOU?

Spend some dedicated time with our fun, inspiring reproduction specialist and hone your clinical skills, update your clinical toolkit, or unlock a whole new world of revenue by expanding your services to provide pregnancy management. Each week is structured to enhance your knowledge, skills, and confidence in so many aspects of reproduction. We’ll cover screening for breeding, insemination, pregnancy, reproduction related disease management and more. Live and online, join us for loads of great tips, lots of laughs, and pearls of wisdom.






What you will learn

You will revise :
  • Oestrus cycle and diagnostic testing
  • Handling and insemination techniques
  • Semen types
  • How / when to perform pregnancy diagnosis
  • Common problems throughout canine pregnancy
Develop your skills in :
  • How to make breeding decisions based on the test results
  • How to track and monitor the oestrus cycle
  • Determining optimal times for insemination
  • How to select and perform the best method for insemination
  • Medical and surgical management of dystocia
  • Medical management of uterine and ovarian diseases
  • How to perform a breeding soundness examination in the male dog

Weekly Schedule

Week 1 – Health screening for breeding dogs. Learn to navigate testing resources, identify which tests are readily available, and which ones are appropriate. Caution: interpreting these results isn’t always straightforward, and this needs to be communicated to your client. You will also learn where and how to submit health screening tests.

Week 2 – Female reproduction: cycle management, insemination techniques & pregnancy diagnosis. Learn how to track and monitor the oestrus cycle of female dogs in order to maximise fertility and predict whelping. We will cover oestrus cycle diagnostics, such as vaginal cytology, progesterone levels, LH testing, and vaginoscopy. Different semen types (fresh, chilled or frozen) require different handling and insemination techniques to maximise pregnancy rates and litter size. Learn how to select and perform the best method for insemination for your patient, and how and when to perform pregnancy diagnosis.

Week 3 – Female reproduction: pregnancy management / dystocia. Learn about the common issues we see during canine pregnancy, and what you can do to monitor or manage them. We will cover the medical and surgical management options for dystocia – how to determine if intervention is necessary, and what steps will maximise neonatal survival.

Week 4 – Female reproduction: common diseases. There are several common conditions affecting the female reproductive tract, with adverse impacts on fertility. Learn about medical management of uterine and ovarian diseases which can complicate breeding management. 

Week 5 – Male reproduction: breeding soundness exam and semen collection / analysis. The male dog is 50% of the fertility equation, and much easier to evaluate than the female! We will talk about how to perform a breeding soundness examination in the male dog, including common diagnostic tests for evaluation of the prostate, testes, and spermiogram.

Week 6 – Male reproduction: common diseases. Learn to treat and manage common problems in stud dogs which can impact on their fertility, including complications from systemic diseases.  

Your Educators

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Dr Natalie Fraser

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Qualifications: DVM, DACT

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Specialisation: Theriogenology

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From graduating veterinary medicine in 2009 to jumping straight into an internship in farm animal reproduction and medicine, Natalie Fraser was well on her way to big things. Dr Fraser completed her residency at Auburn University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 2015. In 2016 she became a senior lecturer in Theriogenology at the University of Queensland. Natalie loves teaching and sharing her passion and knowledge.



6 hours over 6 weeks and $740


From a veterinary reproduction specialist


Open a whole new door of revenue 

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Your Questions Answered

Are the online courses recorded?

Yes! Each live session is recorded, and the recordings are shared to each participant in a folder link. Registrants will have access to all the recordings for 30 days after the completion of the course.

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 happens if the course is cancelled?

If VetPrac cancels any workshops, you will be provided with a refund.

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 attend?

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.

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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