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Artificial Insemination & Transporting Cooled Semen

This 2 day course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to obtain practical knowledge and acquire some of the hands on skills necessary to successfully use artificial insemination and transported cooled semen to breed horses on their farms.

There will be classroom theory components, demonstrations, and hands on learning sessions where students will gain exposure to the most current “best practices” of artificial insemination and transported cooled semen.

This course will benefit the new horse breeder, those looking for ideas to update and improve their breeding practices, and those who wish to utilize artificial insemination and transported cooled semen in their breeding program. Semen collection will be demonstrated and students will acquire knowledge required to appropriately handle semen for artificial insemination and for transported cooled semen. This course is taught by Dr. Marion Anderson of Olds College.


Skills & knowledge areas covered:

  • Artificial Insemination and Transported Cooled Semen procedures
  • Reproductive function in the mare and stallion & factors affecting outcomes
  • Stallion collection & mare insemination procedures including:
    • anatomy
    • tools utilized
    • best practices
  • Semen handling & evaluation procedures
  • Prepare Semen for cooled shipment
  • Receive & evaluate shipped cooled semen 

Course Details

Course Dates/Times

February 22 & 23, 2018

Delivery Method 

On Campus - Theory & Hands-On

Course length 

2 days






Olds College - Animal Science building and Equine Reproductive Lab


$799 + GST (includes all materials)

Other fees


Required Text & Materials 

None - all materials are supplied and included in tuition

Registration Deadline

Registrations are accepted as long as seats are available. This course fills quickly, so you are encouraged to register early!

Other details

Learning materials required will be provided. Please come dressed appropriately for horse handling (proper clothing, boots and gloves).

Continuing Education

For More Information:

Continuing Education Department

Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 

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