The Equine Barns

Olds College

The Production Barn

The production barn is where all the reproductive courses such as hand breeding and artificial insemination class take place. It is complete with 6 box stalls, breeding stocks, a breeding shed with a mount phantom and a tease wall. Upstairs is the loft where the production and breeding management students spend many of their nights during foaling season. This barn also contains a well-equipped vet lab which includes the necessary pieces of equipment needed for the collection and evaluation of semen (fresh, cooled, or frozen), and for insemination of the mare. This barn is maintained by 2nd year equine students.

 

The Foaling Barn

The foaling barn is composed of 6 large 16×16 stalls, each complete with rubber matting, and a camera with which the students can monitor the mares on the computer in the loft. This barn is used throughout the year but sees most of the action during foaling season which begins early March and ends early June. The AHT program uses this barn for dental and other horse handling labs.

 

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