The Equine Reproduction and Neonatology Conference 2019 co-hosted by the Equine Veterinary Medical Centre (EVMC), member of Qatar Foundation (QF), in association with Al Galayel Equine Centre, has concluded successfully.

Held from 19-21 April, the conference comprised lectures, roundtable discussions, and practical (wet-lab) sessions by internationally-renowned veterinarians. It was held at the Qatar National Conference Centre and EVMC’s state-of-the-art facility located in Al Shaqab and was attended by equine specialists and horse owners.

Speakers addressed a wide range of equine reproduction-related issues, ranging from the pitfalls of breeding the sub-fertile individual through to the optimisation of embryo performance, and the identification of high-risk pregnancy profiles in advanced gestation. A neonatology section was also featured. The complementing wet-lab session held at EVMC on the final day included sessions on embryo transfer, ultrasonography of the high-risk pregnancy, and neonatology.

Dr Jessica Johnson, Acting Director of EVMC, said:

The Equine Reproduction and Neonatology Conference 2019 addressed several significant topics related to reproduction issues in horses while highlighting the latest research findings. By incorporating lectures, discussions, and wet-lab sessions, it helped to ensure that the benefits of this conference went beyond providing value to veterinarians alone, but also to educating veterinary students and horse owners alike. I would like to thank all those who helped with sponsoring and supporting this event especially our co-hosts, Al Galayel Equine Centre, and our Platinum sponsors Paskacheval, Minitube, Botupharma, and Draminski Ultrasounds & Scanners.’

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