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Equine Reproduction Lab
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.
Assisted reproductive technologies are widely used in the equine industry to provide more efficient use of valuable equine genetics and equine reproductive physiology. CSU has been a leader in this development.
Thousands of foals are born a year, but the actual mechanisms involved in fertilization remain unknown. Two dilemmas related to reproduction include, an ever-growing desire to maximize reproductive efficiency and a need for an effective contraception protocol.
Reproductive physiology encompasses a wide variety of reproductive functions, including neuroanatomy and endocrinology, testicular and ovarian physiology, and physiology of the male and female reproductive tracts.
Colorado State University’s stallion auction supports continued equine research. The auction funds the CSU Equine Orthopedic Research Center and th CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory.