Canine Breeding Management for Vet Nurses
The presentation will commence with a description of clinically relevant aspects of canine reproductive structure and function. Methods of cycle tracking in the bitch will be described to help inform the ideal timing of insemination, whether that be by natural breeding, fresh vaginal AI, fresh-chilled semen, or frozen semen. Finally, there will be an introduction to techniques for pregnancy diagnosis, and the timing of elective caesareans.
This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. (Pending)
Recording from 9 November 2021
Scott Norman, Adjunct Associate Professor
BVSc, PhD, DipACT, GCEd, MANZCVS
Dr Norman completed a BVSc through The University of Queensland. Shortly after, he moved to the University of Florida, USA, to complete a residency in Theriogenology, before sitting the Diplomate examinations to be accepted as a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. On returning to Australia he commenced a PhD studying the influence of nutrition during gestation of fetal and post-natal development in cattle. He then gained a Graduate Certificate in Education (tertiary) and now has an academic career spanning more than 35 years, teaching into courses including Veterinary Science, Veterinary Technology, Animal Science and Equine Science. Dr Norman has a strong interest in canine reproduction with a research focus on characterising reproductively relevant neuropeptides. In parallel to his academic career, Dr Norman has also had a long clinical career and is one of only a few registered specialists in Veterinary Reproduction in Australia. Currently, he is the Director of Kallangur Veterinary Surgery, where he manages the breeding, pregnancy and whelping of hundreds of bitches per year.