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Equine Reproduction Laboratory

The Equine Reproduction Laboratory is part of the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. The CSU Equine Reproduction Program has developed leading-edge equine reproduction techniques for the equine industry for over 45 years.

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Techniques such as collection of semen and artificial insemination, recovery and transfer of equine embryos, shipping cooled semen, and shipping cooled embryos are now routine in the equine industry, due in large part to the research, education, and outreach efforts of the CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory.
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The Equine Reproduction Laboratory collaborates with other Colorado State equine programs including the CSU Equine Orthopaedic Research Center, Equine Services at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and the CSU Equine Sciences Program.​​​​

 ERL News

  • Loss of Dr. Dave Hanlon
    With heavy hearts, we share the passing of Dr. Dave Hanlon, associate professor at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory in the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Hanlon, his wife Dr. Fiona Hollinshead, and their children were in a tragic car accident Jan. 20 outside of Laramie, Wyo., and Dr. Hanlon did not survive his injuries. We ask that you keep Dr. Hollinshead and the children in your thoughts during this time; if you’d like to send cards or messages, please send them to the dean’s office at Colorado State University at the following address:

    Attn: Chris Haase, W102 Anatomy, 1601 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523.​

  • equine breeding internship
    ​Equine Breeding Farm Internship 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. Application now open!​​​​
  • Version 2 (2020) of the Foal Formulary and Field Protocol now Available
    The formulary contains up-to-date dosages and clinical indications for a wide variety of medications. The clinical protocols section contains descriptions of common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in neonatal foal medicine designed for veterinarians in equine ambulatory practice.

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 Administrative Contacts


Dr. Chris Kawcak​
Director, Equine Reproduction Lab
Iron Rose Ranch Chair in Equine Musculoskeletal Disease and Injury

Dr. Patrick McCue
Iron Rose Ranch Chair in Equine Reproduction & ​Senior ERL Clinical Veterinarian

Dr. Thomas R (Tod) Hansen
Traubert Professor & ARBL Director

Ms. Kay Gallatin
ARBL/ERL Business Manager

Ms. Lin​dsay Bass
ERL Office Manager & Client Coordinator

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Contact Us:
​3101 Rampart Road
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1693

​(970) 491-8626

(970) 491-7005