Bull Breeding Soundness Masterclass

Start date: 24 October 2019

Duration: 9am - 5pm

Location: Tullamore Court Hotel, practical at nearby farm

Certificate: 10 CVE Points

Cost: Member €120, Non Member €300

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

The Masterclass is aimed at vets who have some experience at bull fertility testing. The morning session includes a review of the basics of bull reproductive anatomy and physiology, a recap of penile and testicular disorders, a look at the procedure of electro-ejaculation including a comparison of the different electro-ejaculators available. There will be a detailed description of the various morphological defects that can affect fertility, and a discussion on certification and dispute resolution.

The afternoon will be spent on farm where problem bulls will be examined and every delegate will get the opportunity to do a full fertility exam on a bull with a fertility issue. The day will wrap up with some case reports and a general discussion.

 Learning outcomes

To maximise herd fertility efficiency it is critical that infertile and sub-fertile bulls are identified. This masterclass session reviews the bull breeding soundness exam and also includes a practical on farm session.

Content

  • Bull fertility – Assessing and prognosing the problem bull
  • Review bull breeding soundness exam of fertile bull
  • Detailed morphology
  • Practical session on farm to investigate bulls with fertility issues
  • Case studies of bulls with known historical issues

Trainers

Trainers:

Donal Lynch MVB Grad Cert DHH
Donal Murphy MVB MRCVS Grad Cert DHH
Doreen Corridan MVB MRCVS PHD

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