ASC201 Equine Reproduction & Breeding Management (8)


This subject provides a study of the functional anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system of the horse, with particular emphasis on applied breeding management.  Topics covered include breeding techniques and facilities, stallion fertility and management, mare oestrous cycles and their management to maximise breeding efficiency, equine pregnancy, parturition and management of the post-partum mare and foal. This subject gives students realistic scenarios and allows them to make decisions on management of broodmares and stallions based on their understanding of the subject material. For those students enrolled by distance education, this subject includes a 3 day compulsory residential school.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Distance*Wagga Wagga Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ASC201
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in; Bachelor of Equine Science Bachelor of Animal Science and Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours) Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
(ASC106 or ASC206 or ASC390) and ASC261

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to select and design breeding facilities to suit a range of different horse stud environments;
  • be able to apply knowledge of reproductive physiology to describe and discuss the management of mares and stallions to achieve maximum reproductive efficiency in line with industry expectations; and
  • be able to describe and discuss the management of a foaling operation, including delivery of foals and management of neonates.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • breeding systems and facility design in a horse stud environment;
  • the structure and function of the male and female equine reproductive systems, including equine pregnancy;
  • the management of mares and stallions for maximum reproductive efficiency;
  • the causes and management of common reproductive disorders;
  • management of foals and young horses, including nursing procedures for sick or injured foals;

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 3 day residential school. To study practical content and provide opportunity for discussion of lecture material.

Specialised Resources

This subject has a 3 day residential school


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.