PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will conduct a Dog Breeders’ Reproduction Short Course for both breeders and their dogs, Saturday, March 14, at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The short course will consist of lectures, a panel discussion on “what dog breeders wish their veterinarians knew,” a male breeding soundness laboratory and a tour of the teaching hospital.
Topics covered in the lectures will include optimizing breeding management in the female, canine prostate disease, semen evaluation, and ultrasound and medical imaging use in canine pregnancy.
Advanced registration is recommended due to space limitations. Lectures will be limited to 50 people. No more than 25 dogs and owners can enroll in the soundness lab. The course fee is $25 and includes a box lunch. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WSU veterinary faculty members Shirley Johnston, Mushtaq Memon, Gary Johnston and Kaitkanoke Kamolpatana will teach the course. Dorothy Newkirk will be the panel moderator.
For complete registration information contact Christina Rockett at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine at 335-7070 or by e-mail at crockett@vetmed.wsu.edu.