Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Colorado State University to Dedicate New Equine Reproduction Laboratory on April 26

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Colorado State University will celebrate the grand opening of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory, 4-6 p.m. April 26 with remarks at 4:15 p.m. at the new facility, 3101 Rampart Road, Fort Collins.

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Speakers include: Dr. Tony Frank, president of CSU; Dr. Mark Stetter, dean, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; and Dr. Jerry Black, director, Equine Reproduction Laboratory and The Wagonhound Land and Livestock College Chair in Equine Sciences.


The 12,200-square-foot Equine Reproduction Laboratory will open on the university’s Foothills Campus. Fire destroyed the original main laboratory building in 2011.

The grand opening celebration is being co-hosted by the College of Agriculture and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which collaborate on multiple equine programs ranging from orthopedics to reproductive techniques to produce veterinarians as well as undergraduates in equine sciences.

For 30 years, researchers at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory have developed reproductive techniques benefiting horses and preserving bloodlines. Multiple techniques used today in human and animal reproduction assistance were pioneered at the laboratory, including semen freezing and cooling, embryo transfer and other advanced reproductive procedures including intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and advanced methods of semen and embryo preservation.