The Evening Lecture Programme sponsored by Edmondson Hall

Available annually between mid-January and June

The Evening Lecture Programme (ELP) is open to anyone interested in the topics whether they are involved or not in the breeding of racehorses. From 2020 the ELP is sponsored by Edmondson Hall. Mark Edmondson, a delegate in 2019 said “Edmondson Hall has worked with the National Stud for 25 years and we couldn’t be more pleased to be involved with this great educational programme.  I learnt so much from the course and thoroughly enjoyed it”.

Typically the delegates that attend the lectures come from other studs or are college students. The ELP also attracts Thoroughbred breeders and sports horse owners from the local area. The lectures encompass a wide range of material each year which cover the breeding of Thoroughbreds in a commercial setting. Other topics touch on management issues, disease, conformation and bloodstock management.

The lectures are between 60 and 90 minutes in length and run twice a week, starting promptly at 6pm in the Joan Westbrook Lecture Theatre at the National Stud. There are 35 to 40 lectures in the total ELP and whilst a commitment to attend all may be beyond some delegates, the option to attend just a few can be arranged. Those who attend 75% or more of the total programme will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Please contact us for more details and the 2020 ELP Schedule will be available later in the year.

Programme Information

  • All lectures commence promptly at 6.00pm and are of approximately 1 hour’s duration. There will be several, however, which will run 90 mins. Lectures are held in the: Joan Westbrook Lecture Theatre at The National Stud, CB8 0XD.
  • The theatre is signposted from the main entrance, there is ample parking either adjacent to the theatre, or on both sides of the approach road.
  • It is important that all delegates sign the register for every lecture attended. Those who attend 75% or more of the lectures will receive a certificate of attendance.
  • Lecture notes will be provided on the day for many of the lectures; however it is recommended that delegates bring their own notepad and pen.
  • Delegates attending individual lectures must pay in advance.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Dates are subject to last minutes changes as a consequence of lecturer commitments i.e. veterinary emergencies. Whilst every effort will be made to inform you of changes, it cannot be guaranteed that it will be possible to notify delegates before the start of the lecture. It is essential that all delegates provide emails and mobile numbers for accurate communication. We will also endeavour to post any changes on Twitter (@NatStudTraining ) and on our Facebook page (National Stud Training). Should you have any questions the Training Department can be contacted until 5pm via reception (01638) 663434 or after 5pm on 07557266695 though the signal is not always reliable. For any other non-urgent enquiries please use the email students@nationalstud.co.uk

How to find us

Please visit our Directions page HERE

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All lectures

Lecture
Date
Status
Lecturer
Description

Safeguarding

Tuesday 28 Jan
CONFIRMED

BHA

The Reproductive Cycle of the Mare

Thursday 30 Jan
CONFIRMED

Mr. Sean Finan MA, VetMB, MRCVS NEH

Examination of the Mare Prior to Covering

Tuesday 4 Feb
CONFIRMED

Mr. Sean Finan MA, VetMB, MRCVS NEH

Pregnancy Diagnosis, Management of Twins and Foetal Sex Examination

Thursday 6 Feb
CONFIRMED

Mr. Sean Finan MA, VetMB, MRCVS NEH

Emergency Procedures- Disease Outbreak

Tuesday 11 Feb
CONFIRMED

Mr. Sean Finan MA, VetMB, MRCVS NEH

Internal Parasites of the Horse

Thursday 13 Feb
CONFIRMED

Mr. Sean Finan MA, VetMB, MRCVS NEH

Neonatal Foal Disease

Tuesday 18 Feb
CONFIRMED

Mr. Andrew McGladdery BVM&S Cert ESM, MRCVS Rossdales

Equine Foetal Development

Thursday 20 Feb
CONFIRMED

Mr. Andrew McGladdery BVM&S Cert ESM, MRCVS Rossdales

Fostering

Tuesday 25 Feb
CONFIRMED

Mr. Oliver Pynn BVSc, MRCVS Rossdales

Mammary Development & Milk Production

Thursday 27 Feb
CONFIRMED

Mr. Oliver Pynn BVSc, MRCVS Rossdales

Care of the Mare at Foaling

Tuesday 3 March
CONFIRMED

Mr. Oliver Pynn BVSc, MRCVS Rossdales

NB this lecture will be 90 mins

Care of the Mare After Foaling

Thursday 5 March
CONFIRMED

Mr. Oliver Pynn BVSc, MRCVS Rossdales

NB this lecture will be 90 mins

The Practical Examination of the Equine Placenta and Causes of Abortion

Tuesday 10 March
--

Ms. Katherine Whitwell BVSc, FRCVS

NB this lecture will be 90 mins

Infertility and Pregnancy Loss in the Mare

Thursday 12 March
--

Professor Sidney Ricketts LVO, BSc, BVSc, DSc (hc Bristol), DESM, DipECEIM, FRCPath, FRCVS

The Structure and Function of the Stallion Reproductive Tract Managing Stallions for Optimum Fertility and Natural Mating

Tuesday 17 March
--

Dr. J. F. Pycock BVetMed PhD DESM MRCVS FRCVS

NB this lecture will be 90 mins

Conformation – What Pedigrees Can’t Overcome

Thursday 19 March
CONFIRMED

Mr. Liam MacGillivray MRCVS NEH

Outline of Equine Genetics

Tuesday 24 March
--

Dr. Simon Curtis FWCF O A Curtis and Sons

Care of the Equine Foot

Thursday 26 March
--

Dr. Simon Curtis FWCF O A Curtis and Sons

Specialist Farriery for Foals

Tuesday 31 March
--

Dr. Simon Curtis FWCF O A Curtis and Sons

Limb deformities and Surgical Options

Thursday 2 April
--

Mr. Matt Smith BVetMed Dipl. ECVS DEO MRCVS NEH

NO LECTURE

Tuesday 7 April
--

NO LECTURE

NO LECTURE

Thursday 9 April
--

NO LECTURE

The Equine Digestive system, structure and function

Tuesday 14 April
--

Mr. David Dugdale MA, VetMB, CertEP, CertESM, MRCVS NEH

Colic; Types and Treatment

Thursday 16 April
--

Ms.Celia M. Marr BVMS, MVM, PhD, DEIM, DipECEIM, FRCVS Rossdales

NB this lecture will be 90 mins

Conformation problems which Predispose to Injury

Tuesday 21 April
--

Animal Health Trust Interns

Lower Limb Dissection

Thursday 23 April
--

Animal Health Trust Interns

Practical session

Equine First Aid, the Skin and the Treatment of Wounds

Tuesday 28 April
--

Mr. Mark Tunstill MRCVS NEH

Common ailments of the grass kept broodmare (foot problems, mud fever etc.)

Thursday 30 April
CONFIRMED

Mr. Liam MacGillivray MRCVS NEH

Common Infectious Diseases and vaccination protocols

Tuesday 5 May
--

Mrs. Annalisa Barrelet BVetMed, MS, CertESM, MRCVS Rossdales

NB this lecture will be 90 mins

Grass Sickness

Thursday 7 May
--

Ms. Louise Jones Connelly’s Red Mills Animal Feed & Nutrition

Feeding Broodmares and Weanlings

Tuesday 12 May
--

Ms. Louise Jones Connelly’s Red Mills Animal Feed & Nutrition

Stud Office Procedures

Thursday 14 May
--

Bethany Howard, The National Stud

NB this lecture will be 90 mins

Respiratory Disease in the Breeding Horse

Tuesday 19 May
--

Mr. Timothy Barnett BSc(Hons), BVM&S, MSc, CertAVP, DipECVS, DipEVDC-Eq, MRCVS Rossdales

Dentistry for Bloodstock

Thursday 21 May
--

Mr. Timothy Barnett BSc(Hons), BVM&S, MSc, CertAVP, DipECVS, DipEVDC-Eq, MRCVS Rossdales

Transporting Bloodstock

Tuesday 26 May
--

Mr. Kevin Needham Managing Director BBA Shipping

Stallion selection and acquisition

Thursday 28 May
--

Mr. Sam Bullard Director of Stallions Godolphin Management

The Role of the Bloodstock Agent

Tuesday 2 June
--

Lord Grimthorpe Juddmonte Racing

Yearling Sales Preparation

Thursday 4 June
--

Mr. John Hernon Cheveley Park

Congenital and Growth Defects in Foals

Tuesday 9 June
--

Mr. Will Barker BVSc MVetMed Dipl.ECVS MRCVS NEH

Stallion Marketing and Nominations

Thursday 11 June
--

Mr. Joe Callan, Marketing and Nominations Executive, The National Stud

Stud farm grassland management

Tuesday 16 June
--

Mr. Joe Grimwade, Consultant, Stud Management Advisory Limited

Pedigrees and their Role in the Successful Thoroughbred

Thursday 18 June
--

Bryan Mayoh, Breeder

The Evening Lecture Programme sponsored by Edmondson Hall

Available annually between mid-January and June

The Evening Lecture Programme (ELP) is open to anyone interested in the topics whether they are involved or not in the breeding of racehorses. From 2020 the ELP is sponsored by Edmondson Hall. Mark Edmondson, a delegate in 2019 said “Edmondson Hall has worked with the National Stud for 25 years and we couldn’t be more pleased to be involved with this great educational programme.  I learnt so much from the course and thoroughly enjoyed it”.

Typically the delegates that attend the lectures come from other studs or are college students. The ELP also attracts Thoroughbred breeders and sports horse owners from the local area. The lectures encompass a wide range of material each year which cover the breeding of Thoroughbreds in a commercial setting. Other topics touch on management issues, disease, conformation and bloodstock management.

The lectures are between 60 and 90 minutes in length and run twice a week, starting promptly at 6pm in the Joan Westbrook Lecture Theatre at the National Stud. There are 35 to 40 lectures in the total ELP and whilst a commitment to attend all may be beyond some delegates, the option to attend just a few can be arranged. Those who attend 75% or more of the total programme will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Please contact us for more details and the 2020 ELP Schedule will be available later in the year.

Programme Information

  • All lectures commence promptly at 6.00pm and are of approximately 1 hour’s duration. There will be several, however, which will run 90 mins. Lectures are held in the: Joan Westbrook Lecture Theatre at The National Stud, CB8 0XD.
  • The theatre is signposted from the main entrance, there is ample parking either adjacent to the theatre, or on both sides of the approach road.
  • It is important that all delegates sign the register for every lecture attended. Those who attend 75% or more of the lectures will receive a certificate of attendance.
  • Lecture notes will be provided on the day for many of the lectures; however it is recommended that delegates bring their own notepad and pen.
  • Delegates attending individual lectures must pay in advance.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Dates are subject to last minutes changes as a consequence of lecturer commitments i.e. veterinary emergencies. Whilst every effort will be made to inform you of changes, it cannot be guaranteed that it will be possible to notify delegates before the start of the lecture. It is essential that all delegates provide emails and mobile numbers for accurate communication. We will also endeavour to post any changes on Twitter (@NatStudTraining ) and on our Facebook page (National Stud Training). Should you have any questions the Training Department can be contacted until 5pm via reception (01638) 663434 or after 5pm on 07557266695 though the signal is not always reliable. For any other non-urgent enquiries please use the email students@nationalstud.co.uk

How to find us

Please visit our Directions page HERE

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