Anatomy and Physiology related to the functional performance of the male and female reproductive systems. Processes involved with the formation of the sperm and ova; estrous cycle of the horse; methods of semen collection and insemination. Breeding problems and the importance of selection and management are also emphasized. Basic Genetics applicable to the improvement of horses, color genetics and inherited abnormalities are covered.
Prerequisite: ESCI 110 with a C- or better, ESCI 130 or approval from instructor.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 Laboratory hours), spring semester