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Practical Workshop - Advances in Managing Small Ruminants Reproduction in Arid Environments

Start date: 

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 09:00

End date: 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 19:30

Place: 

Amman, Jordan

Ceva Animal Health Middle East & International Center for Agridultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) with cooperation of National Center of Agricultural Research & Extension (NCARE) in Jordan organize a practial Workshop on

Advances in Managing Small Ruminants Reproduction  in Arid Environments

Speakers

Prof. Mourad  Rekik:  ICARDA Small Ruminants Reproduction Senior Scientist
Dr. Hotheifa  Ababneh: NCARDA research Station Technical Manager
Dr. Misha  Savic:  Animal Production Specialist, IMV-Technologies, France
Dr. Ahmed Hamdy:  Ceva  Ruminants  Technical & Marketing  Manager Middle East

Sunday Sept 17th
Arrival, Airport pickup & check-in
20:00 : Dinner at the hotel
Monday, Sept 18th (Theoretical Sessions)
09:00-10:00 : Opening and introductions. A.Hamdy & M.Rekik
10:00-11:00 :Exteroceptive factors and reproduction in low input systems (1). M. Rekik
11:00-11:30 :Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 : Exteroceptive factors and reproduction in low input systems (2). M. Rekik
12:30-13:30 :The genetic background for small ruminants’ reproduction. M. Rekik
13:30-15:00 : Lunch break
15:00-16:00 : Different breeding Managements in the Middle East Areas. A.Hamdy
16:00-17:00 : Interactions between nutrition and reproduction. M. Rekik
20:00 : Dinner in Amman.

Tuesday Sept 19th (Theoretical Sessions)
09:00-10:00 : Hormonal control of ovarian function (1). M. Rekik
10:00-11:00 :Hormonal control of ovarian function (2). M. Rekik
11:00-11:30 :Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 : Small Ruminants Repro Management (New Challenges, New Solutions). A.Hamdy
12:30-13:30 : Fecundity improvement packages. M. Rekik
13:30-15:00 : Lunch break.
15:00-16:00 : Artificial insemination systems to serve genetics M.Rekik
16:00-17:00 : Artificial Insemination New Technologies in Small Ruminants Misha Savic
17:00-18:00 : Round table discussion: are available technologies matching the sector needs M. Rekik – A. Hamdy
20:00 : Dinner in Amman.Wednesday, Sept 20th Practical work (NCARE team + M. Rekik + M. Savic) (Mafraq, Jordan)
09:00-10:00 : Assessment of the male reproductive tract.
10:00-11:00 : Best practices for synchronization.
11:00-11:30 - Coffee Break.
11:30-12:30 : Pregnancy diagnosis and ultrasound assessment of uterine abnormalities.
12:30-13:30 : Semen collection, handling, evaluation and liquid storage.
14:00-15:00 :Lunch in Jarash.
17:00 : Back to the hotel.
20:00 : Dinner at the hotel.

Thursday, Sept 21st Practical work (NCARE team + M. Rekik + M. Savic) (Mafraq, Jordan)
09:00-10:00 : Organization of AI system (field solutions in low input systems).
10:00-11:00 : Routine production of semen doses for AI (minimum logistics and quality control).
11:00-11:30 : Coffee Break.
11:30-12:30 : Semen deposition and post-AI handling.
12:30-13:30 : Feedback from participants and wrap up (All participants – NCARE team – M. Rekik – A. Hamdy).
14:00-15:00 : Lunch in Jarash.
17:00 : Back to the hotel.
20:00 : Dinner at the hotel.