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Equine embryo transfer

This two-and-a-half-day course addresses the equine practitioner and reproduction enthusiast to learn the basics or refresh the knowledge of equine embryo transfer and update itself to the latest state-of-the-art science

The course will take place in northern Germany. The theory will be held at a 4-star wellness hotel Gut Breitenburg. So you may book an additional night or take your loved one with you to relax a bit. The practical sessions will be held at the nearby vetart gmbh veterinary practice which provides embryo transfer and processes one of the largest recipient herds in Germany.

The Registration fee includes 2 nights at the hotel including breakfast. Use of all wellness facilities and swimming pool,  all coffee breaks, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, transfer back and forth from hotel to practice, printed proceedings.

If you want to add an additional night incl breakfast and wellness opportunity you can do this for a special price of 150 Euro per person.



  1. The first 9 days in the life of an equine embryo from fertilization of the oocyte to a hatched blastocyst 60 minuten
  2. Principles of flushing a donor mare
  3. Handling of the flushed embryo
  4. Grading of equine embryos
  5. Cryopreservation of an embryo slow freezing vs vitrifying
  6. Preparing the embryo for transfer: loading , thawing differences between handling in slow frozen embryos, vitrified embryos and Icsi embryos
  7. Principles of transferring an Embryos
  8. Is the Whilsher technique preferrable?
  9. Monitoring the recipient after transfer, twins, triplets…
  10. Shipping embryos
  11. Troubleshooting
  12. Management of the donor mare
  13. Management and selection of the recipient mare (US examination including doppler sonographie)
  14. Is the stallions responsible as well?
  15. The influence of the recipient to the foal
  16. Delayed embryonic development
  17. Ho to improve transfer success with special regard to frozen embryos
  18. ET in lactating mares
  19. Communication of the oocyte and conceptus during the first day of fertilization (EVs)
  20. Preimplantation diagnostics, Embryo sexing etc.

Event Information

Event Date 13-10-2023 12:00 pm
Event End Date 15-10-2023 6:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 2 [View List]
Available Place 28
Individual Price 1,790 €
Late Fee 150 € (From 01-10-2023 22:23)
ATF credits applied for
Location Hotel Gut Breitenburg
Categories Equine, Reproduction


17.03.2023 Day one


Welcome and introduction


History and future od equine embryo transfer


Things to remember flushing and transfering an embryo


coffee break


vetlab 1: Materials to use

vetlab 2: case discussions on uterine diseases of potential recipient mares


same as above with changed groups


transfer to clinic


guided visit with emphasis on the minimum and legal requirements to set up an ET center


transfer back to hotel



18.03.2023 Day two


James Crabtree

Jannie Spanner

CertAVP Equine Stud Medicine

Jannie is partner of vetempryo APS located in Röedekro Denmark.



We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Organization Zip City Country
Tierarztpraxis Zimmermann 86753 Möttingen Germany
private practise S41 7PS Chesterfield United Kingdom

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