New courses about the equine sector at SICAB 2012

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ANCCE, the National PRE Breeders’ Association of Spain, has organized three courses about the equine sector. These courses will be held to coincide with SICAB 2012. These workshops, provided free of charge, seek to provide those interested in this sector with additional training and will take place on the 21st and 22nd of November.

The first course—titled: “EQUINE BREEDING PROGRAMS: CURRENT SITUATION AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES”—will cover the current situation regarding genetic selection among the main equine breeds as well as advances in assessment methodologies to be used in the future. The Lineal Morphological Score vs. Point-based Morphological Assessment and the genetic assessment of breeding stock for functionality will be the central themes of the second course, called: “GENETIC ASSESSMENT OF EQUINE BREEDING STOCK”.

The third course—“SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE PUREBRED SPANISH HORSE STUD BOOK AND PROGRAM”—will cover the latest innovations incorporated in both fields and published in the BOE (National Bulletin) this year.

The speakers at these courses include Dr. Mercedes Valera, Specialist in Equine Genetics from the MERAGEM Research Group, and Dr. Pedro J. Azor, who is in charge of the PRE Breeding Program and Assistant Technical Director of the PRE Stud Book.  All those attending these courses will receive a diploma certifying their participation, as well as a ticket to the SICAB Show for the day the course is held (Show ticket does not include the entrance ticket into the FIBES fairgrounds).

To register for any of these workshops, send an e-mail to: mangeles@ancce.com

Please include the following information: 

  • Full name
  • ID number
  • The course/s you wish to attend
  • Postal address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail – Profession
  • Company for whom you work

PROGRAMS OF THE COURSES 

  • BREEDING PROGRAM OF EQUINE BREEDS (Wednesday 21)
    • 4:15-4:45 pm. Inauguration and presentation of the course
    • 4:45-5:00 pm. Presentation of the 2012, 3rd Breeding Stock Catalog for Conformation (with a copy for each participant). 
    • 5:00-6:00 pm. Current situation of Equine Breeding Programs
    • 6:00-6:15 pm. Coffee break
    • 6:15-7:00 pm. Future perspectives for the Equine Breeding Programs
    • 7:00 pm. Conclusion 
  • GENETIC ASSESSMENT OF BREEDING STOCK (Thursday 22)
    • 11:15-11:45 am. Inauguration and presentation of the course
    • 11:45-12:00 am. Presentation of the 7th Breeding Stock Catalog for Dressage 2012. (A copy for each participant)
    • 12:00-1:00 pm. The Lineal Morphological Score vs. Point-based Morphological Assessment
    • 1:00-1:15 pm. Coffee break
    • 1:15-2:00 pm. Genetic assessment of breeding stock for functionality 
    • 2:00 pm. Conclusion 
  • SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE PUREBRED SPANISH HORSE STUD BOOK AND BREEDING PROGRAM (Thursday 22)
    • 4:30-5:00 pm. Inauguration and presentation of the course. (A copy of the specific PRE Stud Book Breeding Rules and Regulations will be given to each participant)
    • 5:00-6:00 pm. Specifics and latest incorporations to PRE Stud Book Rules and Regulations
    • 6:00-6:15 pm. Coffee break 
    • 6:15-7:00 pm. Novelties in the PRE Breeding Program
    • 7:00 pm. Conclusion

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