Research into equine artificial insemination has recently expanded with increasing horse numbers, the developing leisure interest in horse riding and the realization of the economic advantages of artificial insemination. This book provides a detailed reference book on the subject and covers its historical development, relevant equine physiology, current practices and future possibilities. It is extensively referenced to allow further reading into specialized areas.
Dr. Mina Davies Morel, PhD, Reg. Anim. Sci., SFHEA is an Emeritus Reader at Aberystwyth University. After studying for her degree in Animal Science at Nottingham University she went on to do her PhD at Aberystwyth University. After her Animal Health Trust Wooldridge farm livestock personal post-doctoral scholarship she took up a position on the staff of the Welsh Agricultural College and then Aberystwyth University where she set up and managed the Equine Department. Throughout her career Mina developed and managed, as well as taught, on the University's suite of equine science and studies courses, ranging from Foundation degree to MSc. She had particular responsibility for postgraduate students and for many years was Course Director of the MSc Equine Science and MSc Animal Science courses in addition to being Director of Postgraduate taught programs and supervising research students. Mina was awarded the University teaching excellence award and the Higher Education Academy Senior Fellowship award. She has taught at and held external examiner/adviser positions in numerous universities in the UK and abroad. Mina has published widely in the scientific and popular press in addition to being the author of 4 text books. Mina retired in 2020 and was awarded an Emeritus position at Aberystwyth University where, along with Edinburgh University, she continues to teach, as well as continuing her lifelong interest in horses as a hobby.