The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine has been chosen to host the seventh International Symposium on Stallion Reproduction from Aug. 27 to 29. The symposium is held every four years, drawing an expected 200 experts in equine reproduction from four continents and more than 60 countries in an effort to advance the field of andrology, the study of male reproduction, in the equine species. This is only be the second time the symposium has been held in North America.
“This meeting attracts an exclusive and prestigious body of equine andrologists as well as individuals in training to become certified in this field,” said Igor Canisso, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ACT, Dipl. ECAR, assistant professor of equine theriogenology at Illinois and Chair of the symposium’s organizing committee. “One purpose of the meeting is to promote interaction and future collaboration between the trainees who are just approaching board certification and the world’s finest scientists who study stallion reproduction.”
The program has enlisted an internationally-acclaimed roster of speakers, hailing from Australia, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria, The Netherlands, and Canada, as well as from Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky in the United States. Presentations will cover the latest breakthroughs in technologies and advancements in the knowledge of breeding soundness evaluations, stallion fertility, techniques in semen preservation, stallion sexual behavior, and male factors affecting the success of artificial reproductive technologies.
The first day of the symposium is devoted to a daylong board examination review for veterinarians completing residency training to become board certified by either the American College of Theriogenologists or the European College of Animal Reproduction, and registration for the event is open to any practicing veterinarian.
Veterinarians interested in attending the symposium may register here