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Equine Reproduction Laboratory

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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 James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and the CSU Equine Services Program.​


 ERL News

  • erl continuing education
    Registration is now open for ERL virtual equine reproduction short courses. Click HERE​ to see all courses and to register. Check back often as more courses will be coming soon!​​
  • Equine Theriogenology Residency Program
    CSU's Clinical Sciences Dept. offers a 3-year clinical residency in Equine Theriogenology. The program's goals are to provide the candidate with an opportunity to develop significant clinical expertise in all areas of equine reproduction and to prepare residents for a future career in academics or specialty private practice. Applications are now being accepted. Click HERE​ for more information and to apply. ​
  • ERL coronavirus update
    To limit contact and the potential spread of COVID-19, we request clients call the front desk at (970) 491-8626 upon arrival. Staff will have paperwork ready and open the gates electronically. Veterinary staff will meet you at your trailer and help unload as usual. We will then exchange your halter for one of ours. We request that any pertinent history information be forwarded to erl@colostate.eduWe appreciate your understanding of current health concerns.​​​​

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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