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Courses

Pedigrees

Understanding Pedigrees

Foundation

Looking to improve your knowledge of pedigrees, or take your understanding of it to the next level? Then our updated Understanding Pedigrees course is the place to start. 

This modular course takes you through several areas relating to Thoroughbred pedigrees, starting with the historical context through to the evolvement of the modern Thoroughbred.

Written by industry expert Joe Grimwade, you will learn all about the selection methods and considerations needed by breeders, hear from experts on how to interpret a sales catalogue and much more.

Pasture Management

Paddock Management - Foundation

Foundation

This course will provide you with a foundation in understanding the role paddocks play on a stud farm, plus there is also an explanation of key fundamentals including nutrition (in terms of grasses and herbage), safety, security and the different types of paddocks. Also included is the importance of associated routine paddock maintenance.  

Nutrition

Nutrition of the Broodmare - Intermediate

Intermediate

This comprehensive course aims to provide broodmare owners and breeders with a solid understanding of the nutritional requirements of the broodmare. 

TB-Ed Speakers

Joe Grimwade LVO

Former manager of the National Stud and The Royal Studs, now providing an advisory service for horse breeders - offering guidance to new and fledgling operations as well as advice and second opinio

Prof. Jacqui Matthews, FRCVS

Prof. Jacqui Matthews qualified as a veterinary surgeon before completing a PhD in parasitology at the University of Glasgow.

Kate Sigsworth

A TBA trustee, Kate Sigsworth proved herself as a competent event rider before working at Dalham Hall Stud and then taking over the reins of her family's successful breeding and racing enterprise i

Dr Laura Peachey

Dr Laura Peachey BVSc, PHd qualified in Veterinary Science from the University of Liverpool in 2007, having intercalated with a bachelor of science in veterinary pathology at t

Dr Charles Cooke, MRCVS

Dr. Charles D. Cooke BSc(Hons), BVetMed, CertEM(StudMed) MRCVS

James Crowhurst

James Crowhurst MA, VetMB, MRCVS, graduated in 1978 from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Louise Jones

Louise Jones, BSc, MSc, R.Nutr, is one of only a handful of registered equine nutritionists in the UK.

Prof Sidney Ricketts

Professor Sidney Ricketts, LVO, BSc, BVSc, DSc(hc Bristol), DESM, DipECEIM, FRCPath, FRCVS, has had a long and distinguished career, specialising in equine stud medicine and equine clinical patholo

Jodie Daglish

Jodie Daglish BVSc MS DipACVSMR MRCVS, graduated from Bristol University Veterinary School in 2010.

Dr Mandi De Mestre

After graduation from University of Sydney in 1998, Mandi De Mestre BVSc(hons), PhD, FHEA, MRCVS, worked as an equine veterinary surgeon at Scone Veterinary Hospital, Australia

Tom Blain

Managing Director at Barton Stud, near Bury St Edmunds. Tom Blain is a graduate of Cirencester University and joined Barton Stud in January 2013.

Dr Paull Khan

Paull Khan has been involved in horseracing since undertaking his Doctorate in the Social Anthropology of the British Racin

Jan Pynn

Jan Pynn, BVSc, MRCVS, qualified in 2001 from the School of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol.

Bill Oppenheim

Bill Oppenheim has been working in the horse business as a journalist, analyst and consultant since graduating with an M.A. in English from his hometown Wichita State University in 1974.

Resources

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Infectious Disease

FREE TO VIEW - Pre-Breeding Season Screening of Equine Infectious Disease (Part A: EVA & EIA)

The first of a two-part discussion on the HBLB International Codes of Practice with Professor Sidney Ricketts, featuring information on pre-breeding season screening for Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) and Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA).  Learn more about the significance of the codes in maintaining the high health status of the thoroughbred population.  

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Infectious Disease

FREE TO VIEW - Pre-Breeding Season Screening of Equine Infectious Disease (Part B: CEM)

The second of a two-part discussion on the HBLB International Codes of Practice with Professor Sidney Ricketts, featuring information on pre-breeding season screening for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM).  Learn more about what makes a mare have a 'high risk' status in terms of equine infectious disease.

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Ethics & Welfare

FREE TO VIEW - Daily Checks for Horses Living out on the Stud Farm

Watch this video  for free - hosted by Kate Sigsworth to learn more about how to manage bloodstock turned out at grass.  If you enjoy this video clip, the TB-Ed course on Paddock Management may be of interest to you.

Free

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Ethics & Welfare

FREE TO VIEW - The Vital Signs of Health and Wellbeing in Horses on the Stud Farm

Watch this video for free - hosted by Kate Sigsworth and Charles Cooke (MRCVS) to learn more about the vital signs and normal equine parameters that indicate good health and wellbeing.

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Ethics & Welfare

FREE TO VIEW - Management of Older Horses on the Stud Farm

Watch this video for free - hosted by Kate Sigsworth and Charles Cooke (MRCVS) to learn more about the management requirements of older horses on the stud farm.

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Ethics & Welfare

FREE TO VIEW - Body Condition Scoring

Watch this video for free - hosted by James Crowhurst (MRCVS) and Hayley Chidlow (MRCVS) to learn how to assess the body condition of mares and stallions of varying ages on the stud farm.  If you enjoy this video clip, the TB-Ed course on Broodmare Nutrition may be of interest to you.

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Ethics & Welfare

FREE TO VIEW - Transportation of the Mare and Foal

Watch this video for free - hosted by Kevin Needham and Oliver Pynn (MRCVS) to learn more about how to prepare mares and foals for travel and the considerations for optimising their wellbeing during transportation.

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