The University of Minnesota Crookston Equine Science program will have openings to foal out mares for spring semester 2019. This will give owners/breeders another option to foal mares out in Minnesota, making the foals eligible for Minnesota Breeders’ Fund Awards.
More than 10 Equine Science students will participate in pre-and-post foaling procedures as part of the school’s Equine Reproduction Techniques course.
“This hands-on experience not only gets our students more involved in the field, but also gets them interested in the Minnesota horseracing industry,” commented Nicky Overgaard, University of Minnesota Crookston Equine Science Instructor.
Minnesota Racing Commission Deputy Director Joe Scurto added, “To have the University of Minnesota Crookston support the breeding program in Minnesota adds great value to our racing community. The Equine Science Program is becoming more involved with the Breeders Fund, which will only make the program stronger.”