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THE VALUE OF TRAINING...

Because your human capital is paramount, we understand the value of building skills and providing you with the know-how and expertise to create more value for your organization. Whether at our head office or on-site, IMV Technologies provides its worldwide base of clients with training and audits catered to their own industries (cattle, pig, poultry, horse, rabbit, goat, fish, dog, cat and camel). IMV Technologies can also help you measure and monitor progresses and come up with solutions to real life problems.
Contact us to see how our global training team can enable your people further.

EQUINE SEMEN ANALYSIS & PROCESSING

Presentation

Aim of the course

Obtain theoretical and practical knowledge on equine semen processing and analysis.

Intended audience

DVM’s, Scientists, breeding technicians.

Workshop duration

1 day.

Where

IMV-Technologies R&D
Saint Ouen sur Iton – France.

Registration deadline

6 weeks before the workshop.

Teaching tools

During the course, the participants will receive alternatively theoretical and practical guidelines.
Participants will achieve practical steps in semen processing and analysis.

Participants

Max. 4 people.

Program

Morning
• The advantages of artificial breeding
• Semen collection procedures
• Semen evaluation by photometry
• Microscopic evaluation

Afternoon
• Use of CASA to evaluate semen motility parameters
• Introduction to flow cytometry
• Use of flow cytometer to analyse semen traits
• Conclusions, discussions

ADVANCED EQUINE REPRODUCTION WORKSHOP

Presentation

Aim of the workshop

Obtain theoretical and practical knowledge on equine semen processing and analysis.

Intended audience

DVM’s, Scientists, breeding technicians.

Workshop duration

2 days.

Where

Ref 023879 National Stud Haras du Pin (IFCE), IMV-Technologies R&D Saint Ouen sur Iton – France.
Ref 023880 At customer location, after purchase of equipment.

Registration deadline

6 weeks before the workshop.

Teaching tools

During the course, the participants will receive alternatively theoretical and practical guidelines.
Participants will achieve practical steps in semen processing and analysis.

Participants

Ref 023879 Max. 4 people.
Ref 023880 Max. 8 people.

Program

DAY 1

Morning
• The advantages of artificial breeding
• Stallion management
• AV preparation
• Semen collection procedures

Afternoon
• Semen evaluation by photometry
• Microscopic evaluation
• Use of CASA to evaluate semen motility parameters
• Introduction to flow cytometry (if applicable)
• Use of flow cytometer to analyse semen traits
• Semen packaging, identification, freezing
• Post-thaw evaluation

DAY 2

Morning
• Mare management
• Ovaries ultrasonic detection
• Insemination with fresh/chilled/frozen-thawed semen
• Embryo transfer

Afternoon
• Embryo transfer technology

BOVINE SEMEN PROCESSING & REPRODUCTION

Presentation

Aim of the workshop

Obtain theoretical and practical knowledge on bovine semen analysis and processing.

Intended audience

DVM’s, Scientists, breeding technicians.

Workshop duration

2 days.

Where

Ref 024101 At customer location, after purchase of equipment.
Ref 024102 IMV R&D laboratory Saint Ouen sur Iton – France.

Registration deadline

6 weeks before the workshop.

Teaching tools

During the course, the participants will receive alternatively theoretical and practical guidelines.
Participants will achieve practical steps in semen processing and analysis.

Participants

Ref 024101 Max. 8 people.
Ref 024102 Max. 4 people.

Program

DAY 1
Morning
• The advantages of artificial breeding
• Bull management
• AV preparation
• Semen collection procedures

Afternoon
• Semen evaluation by photometry
• Microscopic evaluation
• Use of CASA to evaluate semen motility parameters
• Introduction to flow cytometry (if applicable)
• Use of flow cytometer to analyse semen traits (if applicable)
• Packaging, identification, freezing
• Post-thaw evaluation

DAY 2
Morning
• Oestrus management
• Insemination frozen-thawed semen
• Semen collection, evaluation , dilution

Afternoon
• Packaging, identification, freezing
• Post-thaw evaluation
• Conclusions/discussions

BOVINE IN VITRO EMBRYO PRODUCTION

Presentation

Aim of the workshop

Obtain theoretical and practical tools needed during the in vitro bovine embryo production.

Intended audience

Veterinarians, biologists, scientists, lab technicians.

Workshop duration

2-3 days.

Where

Embryology Lab, GETI team, University of Grenoble, Grenoble – France.

Registration deadline

4 weeks before the workshop.

Teaching tools

During the training, theoretical and practical modules will be alternated during the different parts of the process, including, oocyte grading, handling, and the three principal steps of the in vitro embryo production: oocyte maturation, fertilization and embryo culture. The retrieval of cumulus oocytes complexes (COC’s) from slaughterhouse ovaries is envisaged.

Participants

Max. 4 people.

Program

Theory

• In vitro embryo production: basic remarks
• Media preparation for the different steps of the process
• Oocyte retrieval.
• Oocyte maturation control, staining and microscopic techniques
• Embryo quality evaluation, differential staining and apoptosis indicator

Practice

• Oocyte retrieval from slaughterhouse ovaries
• COC’s grading and handling
• In vitro maturation
• Semen thaw, preparation and quality evaluation.
before in vitro fertilization
• Matured oocyte handling
• In vitro Fertilization
• Zygote evaluation and preparation for culture
• Culture of presumptive zygotes

ADVANCED SWINE REPRODUCTION WORKSHOP

Presentation

Aim of the workshop

Obtain theoretical and practical knowledge on swine semen freezing.

Intended audience

DVM’s, Scientists, breeding technicians.

Workshop duration

1 day.

Where

Ref 024810 IMV-Technologies‘s lab - Saint Ouen sur Iton – France
La Coliniere boar’stud, Laval – France.
Ref 024811 At customer location, after purchase of equipment.

Registration deadline

6 weeks before the workshop.

Teaching tools

During the course, the participants will receive alternatively theoretical and practical guidelines.
Participants will achieve practical steps in semen processing and analysis.

Participants

Ref 024810 Max. 3 people.
Ref 024811 Max. 6 people.

Program

Morning
• The advantages of artificial breeding
• Semen collection procedures
• Semen evaluation by photometry
• Microscopic evaluation

Afternoon
• Use of CASA to evaluate semen motility parameters
• Use of flow cytometry for semen analysis
• Cooling , packing
• Insemination tools and procedure
• Conclusions, discussions

ON-SITE SWINE FREEZING WORKSHOP

Presentation

Aim of the workshop

Obtain theoretical and practical knowledge on swine semen freezing.

Intended audience

DVM’s, Scientists, breeding technicians.

Workshop duration

2 days.

Where

At customer location, after purchase of equipment.

Registration deadline

6 weeks before the workshop.

Teaching tools

During the course, the participants will receive alternatively theoretical and practical guidelines.
Participants will achieve practical steps in semen processing and analysis.

Participants

Max. 6 people.

Program

DAY 1
Morning
• The advantages semen freezing
• Boar management
• Semen evaluation by photometry
• Microscopic evaluation
• Use of CASA to evaluate semen motility parameters

Afternoon
• Semen media
• Centrifugation
• Packaging, identification, freezing
• Post-thaw evaluation

DAY 2
Morning
• Oestrus management
• Introduction to AI tools
• Insemination with frozen/thawed semen
• Semen collection, evaluation, dilution

Afternoon
• Packaging, identification, freezing
• Post-thaw evaluation
• Conclusions/discussions

ON-SITE OVINE ENDOSCOPY INSEMINATION WORKSHOP

Presentation

Aim of the course

Obtain theoretical and practical knowledge on ovine frozen semen insemination.

Intended audience

DVM’s, Scientists, breeding technicians.

Workshop duration

3 days.

Where

At customer location, after purchase of equipment.

Registration deadline

6 weeks before the worshop.

Teaching tools

During the course, the participants will receive alternatively theoretical and practical guidelines.
Participants will achieve practical steps in insemination by endoscopy.

Participants

Max. 6 people.

Program

DAY 1/2/3
• Frozen semen: how to manipulate straws
• Thawing
• Use of endoscope-trocar
• Ewe preparation
• Safety: mistakes to avoid
• Research of semen insemination site
• Semen deposition
• Removal of tools and care
• Ewe: post endoscopy care
• Cleaning – disinfection
• Summary – discussion

Upon customer request, day 1 can be used to:
- collect semen
- dilute, cool, freeze semen
- analyse frozen/thawed semen

RABBIT SEMEN PROCESSING

Presentation

Aim of the workshop

Obtain theoretical and practical knowledge on rabbit semen analysis and processing.

Intended audience

DVM’s, Scientists, breeding technicians.

Workshop duration

1 day.

Where

Ref 024103 At customer location, after purchase of equipment.
Ref 024104 IMV-Technologies R&D
Saint Ouen sur Iton – France.

Registration dedline

6 weeks before the workshop.

Teaching tools

During the course, the participants will receive alternatively theoretical and practical guidelines.
Participants will achieve practical steps in semen processing and analysis.

Participants

Ref 024103 Max. 10 people.
Ref 024104 Max. 4 people.

Program

Morning
• The advantages of artificial breeding
• Semen collection procedures
• Microscopic evaluation
• Semen dilution
• Semen packaging

Afternoon
• Use of CASA to evaluate semen motility parameters
• Insemination of rabbit does
• Conclusions, discussions

AQUATIC SPECIES BREEDING PROGRAMS

Presentation

Aim of the course

Theoretical and practical knowledge about breeding program, inbreeding management, mating plan design, breeding values, selection index.

Intended audience

DVM’s, scientists, hatchery operator.

Workshop duration

From 1.5 to 3 days.

Species

Freshwater, marine species, fish, molluscs, mammals (salmonids, bass, bream, turbot, grouper, tilapia, sturgeon, barramundi, pangasius, oyster, mussel, cucumber).

Where

On-site, hatchery, lab.

Registration deadline

6 weeks before the workshop.

Teaching tools

During the course, the participants will receive alternatively theoretical and practical guidelines.

Participants

Max. 15 people.

Program

Theory
• Breeding programs case studies
• Genetic improvement (index creation, financial impact, inbreeding control)
• Quantitative genetics (gene definition, trait definition, genotype/phenotype, trait transmission, phenotypic value, heritability, breeding value)
• How to conduct a breeding program? (mating, selection pressure, computation, selection, pressure calculation, individual tagging)
• Genomics (Parentage assignment, QTL, Genome uses)
• The advantages of artificial breeding and cryopreservation

Practical
• Complex mating plans
• Management and creation of a genetic database
• Big data recording biometry, field trials

AQUATIC SPECIES SEMEN CRYOPRESERVATION

Presentation

Aim of the course

Theoretical and practical knowledge about semen analysis, processing and cryopreservation.

Intended audience

DVM’s, scientists, hatchery operators.

Species

Freshwater, marine species, fish, molluscs, mammals (salmonids, bass, bream, turbot, grouper, tilapia, sturgeon, barramundi, pangasius, oyster, mussel, cucumber).

Workshop duration

From 1.5 to 3.5 days.

Where

Ref 026633 On-site, hatchery, lab.
Ref 026631 IMV lab, L’Aigle – France.

Registration deadline

6 weeks before the workshop.

Teaching tools

During the course, the participants will receive alternatively theoretical and practical guidelines.
Participants will achieve practical steps in semen analysis and processing.

Participants

Max. 15 people.

Program

Theory
• The advantages of artificial breeding and cryopreservation
• Cell freezing theory
• Semen collection and conservation
• Semen evaluation by photometry
• Semen evaluation by microscopy
• External speaker 1 (video conference): Semen quality criteria
• External speaker 2 (video conference): Main parameters for salmonid freezing
• Dimension of a cryopreservation lab
• Use of freezing in production
• New practices in reproduction

Practical
• Semen collection and conservation
• Semen evaluation by photometry
• Semen evaluation by microscopy
• Freezing preparation
• Semen dilution
• Packaging, freezing
• Post-thaw evaluation
• Fertilization

POULTRY SEMEN PROCESSING

Presentation

Aim of the course

Obtain theoretical and practical knowledge on poultry semen analysis and processing.

Intended audience

DVM’s, Scientists, breeding technicians.

Workshop duration

1 day.

Where

Ref 024105 At customer location, after purchase of equipment.
Ref 024106 IMV-Technologies laboratories .
Saint Ouen sur Iton – France.

Registration deadline

6 weeks before the workshop.

Teaching tools

During the course, the participants will receive alternatively theoretical and practical guidelines.
Participants will achieve practical steps in semen processing and analysis.

Participants

Ref 024105 Max. 10 people.
Ref 024106 Max. 3 people.

Program

Morning
• The advantages of artificial breeding
• Semen collection procedures
• Microscopic evaluation
• Semen dilution
• Semen packaging

Afternoon
• Insemination of female
• Conclusions, discussions

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