Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Goat AI Course in North Carolina

A three-day short course on goat artificial insemination is scheduled for August 12-14, 2013, at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The course will feature presentations by faculty members from North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University. It is designed to provide participants with the background and hands-on practice needed to include artificial insemination in goat breeding programs.

Morning lectures from N.C. State and N.C. A&T State faculty members will be followed by afternoon hands-on practice sessions. Topics to be covered include anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive tract, estrous synchronization, ovulation synchronization, AI breeding techniques (standard and improved), use of fresh, chilled and frozen semen and management considerations including record keeping systems, facilities requirements and pre- and post-breeding management.

The registration cost is $400 until July 20 and $450 after that date. The course coordinator is Dr. Charlotte Farin, Professor of Animal Science at N.C. State University.

Course information, including course and hotel reservation information, is available online at

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