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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Bolton Behavior Lab...I tried for tickets...shot down, again...

Hey Guys, well I tried to get two tickets for us or another rescue to attend an event at New Bolton in March, like I had mentioned I would do if a good clinic was offered...unfortunately, New Bolton doesnt have the money to spare us two seats...we are sad, as this would have been a great learning experience us and/or another rescue....will try again next year (tried last year too and they didnt have the space or funds available last year either) :o(


Hi Jo,

For as much as we’d love to donate the course tuition, we’re also non-profit and we use the money to upgrade equipment, etc.
Also, the courses typically fill in quickly.

But… Thank you for your interest and good works!

If you are interested in some of Dr. McDonnell’s Behavior work, please check out her web site:

Thank you


We were wondering if you offered a discounted rate for reg 501c3 non profit horse rescue groups?

We cannot afford to spend the $900 (that would save two horses from slaughter) to attend...but would love to attend at least one of the sessions...would New Bolton donate a ticket or a pair for a rescue? If not our rescue, there are other worthy groups that would benefit from these sessions, I am sure!

Thank you for taking the time to read my email,

Jo :o)

The Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab & the Section of Reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania , New Bolton Center are presenting 2 short courses:
· Just Stallion Handling, March 9-10, 2009: Two-day Course for Veterinarians, Stallion Owners and Managers. Focusing on Concepts and Skills for Safe, Efficient Handling and General Management of Breeding Stallions
· Mare & Foal - Care & Behavior, March 13 & 14, 2009: Two-day Course for Owners, Breeding Farm Managers, and Veterinarians

o 16 Hours Continuing Education Curriculum per short course
o Each short course: Tuition is $500 for Day 1 only, $900 for 2 days. Limited seats.
o Courses begin at 8 am and runs through late afternoon.

These courses fill quickly, so register early. Registration page and instructions:

Registration Questions: Contact Cheryl O'Sullivan at 610-925-6203 /
Course Content Questions: Contact Dr. Sue McDonnell 610-925-6221/

(35 mi west of Philadelphia Int’l Airport , 80 mi north of Baltimore Washington Int’l Airport )

More Info:

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Just Stallion Handling
March 9-10, 2009

Day 1
Dr. Sue McDonnell, Course Planner
The Basics of Stallion Restraint. Stallion Handling for Natural Cover. The Basics of Mare Restraint.
Stallion Handling for Dummies (Dummy Mounts). Pasture Breeding. Lessons from Free-Running Equids (Including a Tour of a Semi-Feral Herd).
Hands-On Stallion Handling Opportunity . Individualized Coaching on Stallion Handling.

Day 2
Dr. Sue McDonnell, Course Planner
Breeding Shed Layout and Equipment. Starting a Novice. How to Correct Biting, Rearing, Charging, and Other Bad Habits in the Breeding Shed.
Tips and Tricks For Handling the Older or Disabled Stallion. Tips and Tricks for Working with Limited Personnel.
Common Breeding Behavior and Fertility Problems of Stallions. Hands-On Stallion Handling Opportunity . Individualized Coaching on Stallion Handling.
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Mare & Foal - Care & Behavior
March 13 & 14, 2009

Day 1
Dr. Patricia Sertich, Course Planner
Care of the pregnant mare. Understand the changes your mare is experiencing, When will she foal? Signs of impending parturition.
Tools to help you catch the big event. Review of the normal events of delivery. Examination of the afterbirth-the mirror of fetal life. Induction of parturition. You have waited 11 long months, what is the rush? Dystocia. What can go wrong and what you can do until your veterinarian gets there.
Care of the post parturient mare. How to spot serious life threatening problems. High risk pregnant mares. Health care of the foal.

Day 2
Dr. Sue McDonnell, Course Planner
Reproduction of equids under natural conditions, including normal behavior of the pregnant and foaling mare and foal development.
Maternal behavior and bonding problems and solutions. Raising an orphan foal. Normal behavioral development of the foal.
Early intensive handling of foals. Least stress weaning methods. Raising the user-friendly foal and horse.

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