Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is conducting the Fifth Annual Cutting Stallion Auction from now until Jan. 15, 2003. All proceeds will benefit two important equine programs at the university: the Orthopaedic Research Center and the Preservation of Equine Genetics program.
The stud services of approximately 20 champion-bred stallions will be offered at the auction. Interested horse owners can visit the Web at www.csuequineortho.com to see photos of the horses, listed auction stud fees, check bid updates and read other details on each stallion. Posted stud fees for the auction are 50 percent below standard stud fees.
Bids can be made by telephone, fax and e-mail and are accepted in increments of $250 above the minimum posted stud fee found on the Web site. Those who have made bids will be notified if a higher bid is made and will be given the opportunity to increase their bid anytime before the end of the auction. Bidding closes at 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Jan. 15, 2003.
Bids do not include chute, booking fees or reproductive costs. Winning bid amounts in excess of published stud fees are tax deductible.
Many of the stallion owners participating in the auction are longtime supporters of Colorado State’s equine programs such as Jack and Susan Waggoner from Bridgeport, Texas, who will be donating the services of their stallion, High Brow Cat.
"The best veterinarians we’ve had experience with are from Colorado State’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. We’re giving back to them because they have taken such wonderful care of our animals," said Jack Waggoner.
Elaine Hall from Weatherford, Texas, will also be donating the services of her stallion, Peptoboonsmal.
"I recently visited the equine facility at Colorado State and could certainly see the benefits from the stallion breedings donated. I could tell the staff is very dedicated to the equine department in every way," said Hall.
Colorado State’s Orthopaedic Research Center is discovering better methods for treating and preventing musculoskeletal disease and injury.
The Preservation of Equine Genetics program at Colorado State is working to improve all areas of equine reproductive health.
For more information or to make a bid, contact Katie Ruggle at (970) 491-4165 or make a bid by fax to (970) 491-4118 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.