Equine Embryo Transfer Online Course

Course Description

The goal of the course is to provide up-to-date, clinically relevant information on equine embryo transfer. Lectures will include donor mare management, embryo collection procedures, embryo evaluation, recipient mare management, the art of transferring embryos, cooled transport of embryos, problems encountered in equine embryo transfer, and embryo vitrification (cryopreservation).

Colorado State University has a long history of research, clinical service and continuing education in the field of equine reproduction and more specifically in the area of embryo transfer.

The lectures will be available for viewing 24 hours per day, 7 days per week until further notice.

A brief quiz will follow each lecture and completion is mandatory in order to qualify for RACE credit.

A link to download additional course reference material (PDF files) will be available once registered.

A Certificate of Completion (including the number of CE hours) will be available at the completion of the course.

Registered participants can send questions by email and a response will be forthcoming within a few days.




Dr. Patrick McCue

Race Approved CE

4.5 Hours



Course Type



1. Management of Embryo Donors
2. Embryo Collection Procedures
3. Evaluation of Equine Embryos
4.Recipient Mare Management
5.Transfer of Equine Embryos
6.Cooled-Transported Embryos
7. Problems Encountered in Equine Embryo Transfer
8. Embryo Vitrification
Chapters in a reference book (Equine Embryo Transfer) are cited at the end of each lecture. This book is not included with the course registration.

Dr. Patrick McCue


Dr. Patrick McCue graduated from veterinary school at the University of California, Davis, in 1986. He subsequently completed an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and a residency in Equine Reproduction at the University of California, Davis. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 1991 and received a PhD in Comparative Pathology, with an emphasis on reproductive endocrinology and ovarian pathology in the mare, from UC-Davis in 1992. McCue joined the faculty at Colorado State University in 1994 where he is the Iron Rose Ranch Professor of Equine Theriogenology. McCue teaches the core course in Theriogenology (the study of animal reproduction) to veterinary students as well as advanced courses and clinical rotations in Equine Theriogenology. He coordinates the clinical Stallion and Mare Services at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory and attends to dystocias, high risk pregnancies and other equine reproduction cases at the Colorado State University James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Additionally, McCue helps coordinate continuing education programs in Equine Reproduction for veterinarians and horse owners. McCue is the author or co-author of 10 books or eBooks, including Equine Embryo Transfer and over 300 refereed publications, textbook chapters, scientific proceedings chapters and abstracts. He has also written over 200 monthly columns called 'The Breeding Shed' for The American Quarter Horse Journal. Research interests include infectious endometritis, reproductive endocrinology, reproductive pathology, and embryo transfer. McCue has received the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award and the American Association of Equine Practitioners Teaching Award from veterinary students at Colorado State University and the 2017 Theriogenologist of the Year award from the American College of Theriogenologists for outstanding accomplishments in the field of Theriogenology. McCue has served on the Board of Directors or Organizing Committees for the American Association of Equine Practitioners, International Equine Reproduction Symposium, International Symposium on Equine Embryo Transfer, and the West Coast Equine Reproduction Symposium.

Participant Cancellation Policy: Course attendees can cancel their registration for an in-person course according to the following

  • Cancellation more than 60 days prior: Full refund minus 10% processing fee or 100% Future Transfer Credit (FTC).
  • Cancellation 30-60 days prior: 50% refund or 75% FTC.
  • Cancellations within 30 days: 50% FTC only. Cancellations due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Future Transfer Credits can be applied to any course within 365 days of the cancelled course.

Course Cancellation Policy: Course cancellations due to low registration numbers or other circumstances may be announced 35 days or more prior to the course. Full refund of the course registration or 100% Future Transfer Credit (FTC) will apply. We are unable to reimburse for travel expenses incurred.

Course Access Policy: 

Access to this course will expire one year (365 days) from the course’s end date. After this period, users will no longer have access to course materials, resources, and any associated content. It is the responsibility of the users to complete the course and download any materials including their course completion certificate.