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Equine Short Course Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Legends Auction

Posted October 30, 2017

The 2017 Legends Equine Reproduction Short Course was held at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) on Oct. 21-22. The seminar included lectures, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and wet labs on Sunday morning.

The event was hosted by Stallion Reproductive Studies and the Equine Embryo Lab at the CVM to recognize supporters of the Legends Premier Stallion Auction. Proceeds from the annual auction directly support the advancement of research and clinical studies related to equine reproduction at the CVM.

The short course was an opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Legends Premier Stallion Auction, share research and clinical studies outcomes and current projects being funded by the auction proceeds, and give back to the industry. Attendees included equine industry leaders and equine veterinarians, as well as private horse owners and breeders who donate to the annual auction.

Faculty and graduate students from the CVM and industry specialists from Cargill, Merck Animal Health, and the Texas A&M College of Agriculture & Life Sciences presented lectures and labs on equine nutrition, vaccination protocols, economic considerations in horse breeding, stallion handling, and assisted reproductive strategies such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

The short course was made possible by the generous support of Cargill as the platinum sponsor. Other sponsors included IMV Technologies, Platinum Performance, and Vetoquinol as silver sponsors; Animal Reproduction Systems and MWI Animal Health as bronze sponsors; and Dechra Veterinary Products, FujiFilm SonoSite, Merck Animal Health, and Quarter Horse News as copper sponsors.

Session one of the 10th annual Legends Premier Stallion Auction will begin on Dec. 1, and session three ends on Feb. 9, 2018. Each year, Equine Reproductive Studies joins with leading breeders and owners to offer the opportunity to bid on breedings from elite sires in the barrel racing horse, show horse, racing quarter horse, and western performance horse industries.

Bidding begins at 80 percent of the listed 2018 breeding fee in session one unless otherwise specified.

Interested bidders must register to bid online prior to the start of the auction and agree to the auction’s terms and conditions.

For more information, visit legends.tamu.edu or contact Warren Hohertz, program coordinator, at legends@cvm.tamu.edu or 979-862-2031.



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