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The CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory offers a unique Equine Breeding Farm Internship Program. The program provides advanced training in equine breeding farm procedures and management for individuals with a sincere desire to pursue a career in the equine breeding industry. Applicants should have completed a BS in Equine Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline. This is a one-year, non-degree program.
Equine Breeding Farm Internships

 

 Internship Contact

 
DeShane Williams
Equine Reproduction Laboratory
1693 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1693
(970) 491-8490
DeShane.Williams@colostate.edu
 

 Internship Information

 

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The CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory offers a unique Equine Breeding Farm Internship Program. The program provides advanced training in equine breeding farm procedures and management for individuals with a sincere desire to pursue a career in the equine breeding industry. Applicants should have completed a BS in Equine Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline. This is a one-year, non-degree program. Please visit the official job posting for further details and application deadlines.

 

Equine Reproductive Training

Stallion

  • Stallion handling
  • Stallion management
  • Semen collection
  • Preparation of cooled-transported semen
  • Semen evaluation
  • Semen freezing principles
Mare
  • Hormone therapy
  • Reproductive management of mares
  • Artificial insemination
  • Care of the pregnant mare and foaling
  • Embryo transfer (assist)
  • Care of the newborn foal
  • Oocyte transfer (assist)
  • Herd health management

Responsibilities of Interns

Interns will be responsible for the following (at a minimum) and may be assigned other duties.

  1. Assistance with the Clinical Equine Reproduction Program (horse handling, herd health management, record keeping, etc.)
  2. Assistance with general laboratory functions (including autoclaving, equipment cleaning, laundry, reception, etc.)
  3. Participation in foal watch and foaling (provide back-up and assistance to students in the Foaling Management class)
  4. After-hours help with artificial inseminations, embryo transfer and horse arrivals/departures (rotate with or provide back-up to graduate students)
  5. Weekend on call (after-hours availability every other weekend for each intern)
  6. Night barn checks (i.e. monitor client-owned horses)
  7. Evening security check (i.e. gates shut and locked; facility doors locked)

How to Apply

For a full posting announcement and to apply, please visit the CSU employment opportunities website.