Thursday, October 27, 2011

Commonwealth Goat Club meeting Sunday

Just one last reminder that we have a meeting THIS SUNDAY!

Topics in Reproduction
with Dr. Pat Comyn, Dr. Joe Garvin and Sue Garvin
SUNDAY, October 30, 2011
Madison County Extension Office
War Memorial Building
Church and Main Streets, just off route 29
Madison, VA

CGC General business meeting at 11 am October 30th
Potluck lunch at noon- please bring a dish to share and serving utensils
Educational program from 1pm until 3pm

If you want to understand caprine reproduction, this is the meeting for you!
Dr. Garvin will start us out with a wetlab on the reproductive anatomy of
the doe! (Yep, right after lunch! Yummy!) He'll discuss basic anatomy and
physiology with a brief overview of herd health and reproductive

Once we have a firm understanding of the natural process, Sue Garvin will
give a quick overview of artificial insemination (AI) using natural heat
cycles. The AI portion of the program will cover basic equipment and
techniques of caprine AI. During our second hour, Dr. Pat Comyn will
introduce us to the world of assisted reproduction. He will address heat
synchronization, AI, superovulation and embryo transfer techniques in

Dr. Comyn can also field questions about difficult to settle does. Dr.
Comyn has extensive experience in bovine reproduction and has recently
expanded his practice to caprine reproduction! We'll have A LOT of
information to cover in just two short hours! So, please arrive early and
enjoy friendship and food, but be ready to start promptly at 1 pm! Please pass
the word, CGC meetings are open to all! Anyone interested in goats is
welcome to attend!

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