The Equine Clinic Luesche/SBS North Germany, in cooperation with Task Force Horse (Arno Lidner), will be hosting their annual Equine Reproduction Days seminar from February 24 – 26, 2017. This year’s meeting will provide advanced equine reproduction practitioners with state-of-the-art lectures, wet labs and demonstrations on equine embryo transfer, embryo freezing, ovum pick-up (OPU) and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Participants will have the opportunity to improve their own clinical skills in small groups (not more than 7 persons) and sufficient time will be reserved for discussions.
The lectures and wet labs will be presented by internationally known experts in the field of equine reproduction and include:
Carolina Herrera received her PhD in Molecular Biology in 1999 from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. She is currently a research assistant at the in-vitro embryo production laboratory at the Clinic of Reproductive Medicine of the Vetsuisse. She is also on faculty at the University of Zurich and the in-vitro embryo production laboratory of the Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine (ISME) from the University of Bern (all Switzerland). In addition, she has performed research on in-vitro production of bovine and equine embryos, as well as cryopreservation and genetic testing of embryos from both species.
Peter Deals graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of Ghent State University (Belgium) in 1984, completed a residency in equine reproduction at University of California, Davis and obtained a PhD in Comparative Pathology from Davis in 1990. He has worked on the veterinary faculty at Cornell University and at the University of Utrecht and was director of equine research at the INRA Research Institute at Tours France from 1999 to 2004. Between 2004 and 2012 he was head of the Keros Embryo Transfer Center in Belgium. Presently, he is Professor of Equine Reproduction at Ghent State University.
Anthony Claes received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 2004. He completed a residency in equine reproduction at the University of California, Davis. In 2012, he enrolled in a PhD program at the Gluck Equine Research Center (University of Kentucky, USA). Since 2014, he has been working as Assistant Professor in Equine Reproduction at the University of Utrecht. He is responsible for the clinical activities surrounding the OPU/ICSI program and participates in the clinical gynecology and traditional embryo transfer activities in the equine fertility unit.
Upon completion of the course, participants will have honed their skills in embryo transfer procedures (flushing, handling, direct transfer, cryopreservation). Also, they will have received valuable information about OPU and ICSI to assist in deciding whether these procedures are practical services to provide at their clinics but also, they will gain knowledge they can use to advise their clients on these procedures.
For more information or to sign up for the seminar please see: http://www.agpferd.com/equine-reproduction-days-embryo-transfer/
Photos of Equine Reproduction Days 2016 provided by SBS North Germany