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Course Information Summary

Course Description:

This 3-day short course is designed to provide participants with both theoretical background and significant opportunity for hands-on practice needed to facilitate the adoption of artificial insemination into their goat breeding programs. With the use of improved transcervical AI breeding techniques for goats, pregnancy rates comparable to those routinely achieved for AI in cattle are now possible. This short course will consist of an initial series of lectures on Monday morning coupled with four hands-on practice sessions (Monday pm, Tuesday am & pm, and Wednesday am). Lecture topics will include anatomy & physiology of the female reproductive tract, estrous & ovulation synchronization, AI breeding techniques (standard and improved), and the use of frozen semen for AI.

Who Would Benefit:

Livestock agents, Producers, Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, International Agriculture Workers, Animal Science and Veterinary Science Students

Continuing Education Credit for Veterinarians:

This course is approved by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board for 15 hours of continuing education credit.

Registration Fees Include:

Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, boxed lunches for Monday and Tuesday, manual and parking passes for personal vehicles for all course venues. All supplies for working with the animals and AI practice will be provided. Barn boots and coveralls will also be provided for use during the short course.

Course Dates and Times:

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Thursday, August 15, 2024 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Friday, August 16, 2024 (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon)


Lecture Session
North Carolina State University E. Carroll Joyner Beef Education Unit
4505 Mid Pines Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Laboratory Sessions
North Carolina State University Small Ruminant Educational Unit
2200 Trenton Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

Contact Information

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