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All about the brood – presentation by Dr. Greg Burns

This session will focus on the female side of reproduction including 

  • Ovulation timing – Should you still use cytology if you have access to progesterone testing? What to do when the progesterone just does not make sense. When would you mate? Are all progesterone machines the same? 
  • Vaginoscopy – What is the value and how do you perform a vaginoscopy? What is required for the set-up? 
  • General requirements for successful breedings 
  • What are some of the common problems you may encounter? 
  • Cystic endometrial hyperplasia, mucometra and cystic ovarian syndrome. 
  • Vaginal cultures – how do you interpret and are they necessary? 
  • Is mycoplasma really a problem? 

Dr. Greg Burns is a board certified Theriogenologist (reproductive specialist) originally from Phoenix, Arizona.  He received his D.V.M. from Colorado State University in 1996 and entered small animal general practice focused on canine reproduction in Phoenix.  It was during this time that Dr. Burns began working with breeders of conformation dogs, working dogs and performance dogs.  Upon returning to Colorado in 2000, he worked as an associate veterinarian at a small animal practice in Fort Collins.  In 2002, Dr. Burns became a partner in the practice and served as medical director, a position he held for 15 years.  He developed a small animal reproduction department which included an international semen freeze and storage facility.  It was also during this time that Dr. Burns completed the mentorship residency program through the American College of Theriogenologists and became a board certified Theriogenologist.  He has been performing transcervical insemination in the canine for over 20 years and has TCI experience in other species as well (including Amur Tigers!).  Dr. Burns has been a lecturer in small animal theriogenology at Colorado State University since 2006 and an affiliate faculty member until 2019.  Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Theriogenology in the Small Animal Reproduction Department at Colorado State University.

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