The Pregnant Mare: Diagnosis, Complications and Dystocia Online Course


RACE Approval: 6 CE hours (program 1478-20-759205)

Course Description:
The goal of the course is to provide up-to-date, clinically relevant information on pregnancy diagnosis, problems of early pregnancy, management of twins, complications of mid- to late term pregnancy, care of the pregnant mare, prediction of foaling, normal foaling, induction of labor, evaluation and management of dystocia and complications of the post-partum mare including options for management of retained fetal membranes. Colorado State University has a long history of applied research and clinical service in the field of equine reproduction as well as a dedication to continuing education for horse owners and veterinarians.

1. Pregnancy diagnosis in the mare
2. Problems in early pregnancy
3. Physiology of pregnancy in the mare
4. Complications of pregnancy in the mare
5. Care of the pregnant mare and prediction of foaling
6. Normal foaling and induction of labor
7. Dystocia management
8.Complications in the post-partum mare

Patrick McCue, DVM, PhD, DACT

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. McCue 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 currently 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. McCue 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 Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In addition, he helps coordinate the Continuing Education programs in Equine Reproduction for veterinarians and horse owners.
McCue is the author or co-author of 10 books or eBooks and over 300 refereed publications, textbook chapters, scientific proceedings chapters, and abstracts. McCue has written over 200 monthly columns called ‘The Breeding Shed’ for The American Quarter Horse Journal. His 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.

    Lectures are 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 CEU credits) will be emailed at the completion of the course
    Registered participants can send questions by email and a response will be forthcoming within a few days

Educational Sponsors

  Coyote Rock Ranch
Clarke Butte Ranch

Course Sponsors

Doc Lane’s Veterinary Pharmacy
Merck Animal Health 
Platinum Performance
Universal Imaging

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