Assist with mating procedures and parturition of horses

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare mares for teasing and mating

1.1. Mares displaying signs of oestrus in the paddock are identified and advice provided to supervisor.

1.2. Mares are mustered safely and quietly from paddock to teasing yards using appropriate handling procedures.

1.3. Mares are handled for teasing using appropriate handling procedures.

1.4. Mare is restrained using appropriate restraining methods

1.5. Mare's reaction to the teaser is noted and reported to supervisor.

1.6. Suitable personal protective equipment is selected, used and maintained.

1.7. Natural mating or artificial insemination procedures are implemented.

1.8. Mares are returned to foals and settled after mating or AI.

2. Handle mares for routine veterinary reproductive procedures

2.1. Mares are led into crush, ensuring safety and wellbeing of both mare and foal, if present.

2.2. Mare and foal are handled to ensure both are settled and safe.

2.3. An appropriate restraint method in the crush is used.

2.4. Assistance is provided to the veterinarian to prepare for examination of the mare when necessary.

3. Care for and handle in-foal wet and dry mare

3.1. External genitalia and udder of mares are examined using correct procedure.

3.2. In-foal mares are examined for general health and wellbeing and possible signs of abortion.

3.3. Mares close to foaling are identified and advice provided to supervisor.

3.4. Mares with foals at foot and the foal are examined for general health and wellbeing.

4. Assist with foaling down mares

4.1. Observe for signs of impending parturition in the mare.

4.2. Ensure foaling mares are in a secure place where they can be observed and assisted if required.

4.3. Report variations to the normal foaling pattern that may suggest difficulties.

4.4. Observe that the newborn foal is able to stand and then treat the broken umbilical cord.

4.5. Observe the condition of the mare including the expulsion of the placenta and mothering behaviour.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCHBR204A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture