New Equine Sector Courses at SICAB 2013.

The 2013 breeding stock catalogs will be presented as well as diplomas for the owners of the new 2013 Improver Breeding Stock
ANCCE, the National PRE Breeders’ Association of Spain, is organizing three technical courses to coincide with SICAB 2013, the International PRE Trade Fair, SICAB 2013, in Sevilla.  These courses will take place on the 5th and 6th of December and are open to breeders, enthusiasts and anyone interested in the equine sector. 
The first course, planned on Thursday, the 5th of December, will be a round table titled: “COMPLEMENTARY STUDIES FOR EQUINE BREEDING PROGRAMS”.   This course will cover such subjects as the correlation between horse conformation and functionality, the application of thermography depending on the stress level, locomotion and bio-kinematic studies, and the search for genes related to performance in sports, diseases and defects. The roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Mercedes Valera, an expert in Equine Genetics from the MERAGEM Research group and other specialized equine researchers including Mª José Sánchez and Dr. Ester Bartolomé, both from the University of Sevilla and Dr. Marina Solé and Sara Negro, from the University of Cordoba.  Representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment will also be participating.
The title of the second course, scheduled for the 6th of December, is: “PRE MORPHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE PRE STUD BOOK”. It will cover the morphological development of the Purebred Spanish Horse: conditioning factors, offered by Dr. Francisco Peña, a Professor specializing in Ethnology from the University of Cordoba, and the services provided by the PRE Stud Book Office: Most common doubts.  This section will be presented by PRE Stud Book Director, Arancha Rodríguez, and by Dr. Pedro J. Azor, responsible for the Breeding Program and Assistant Director of the PRE Stud Book.
Prior to the start of each course, the 2013 Breeding Stock Catalog will be presented.  Likewise, diplomas will be presented to the owners of the new Improvers that have earned this genetic category for the first time in 2013.
All participants in these courses will receive a diploma accrediting their participation, as well as a ticket for the SICAB Show on the day of that course (Previously , the participant must have paid the Fairgrounds access ticket). 
To register for any of these workshops—and before the November 22 deadline—send an e-mail to:  Please include the following information:: 
- Full name 
- ID number 
- The course/s you wish to attend 
- Postal address 
- Telephone number 
- E-mail 
- Profession
- Company for whom you work
Date: December 5, 2013
Time: 4:00 to 7:30 pm 
Venue: SICAB 2013 (FIBES).
Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 4:00 to 7.30 pm
Venue: SICAB 2013 (FIBES)