Dr. Mark Arns
Professor and Equine Specialist
- Ph.D. - Physiology of Reproduction - Texas A&M University
- M.S. - Physiology of Reproduction - Texas A&M University
- B.S. - Animal Science - University of Wisconsin
- ANS 271A - Weanling Management
- ANS 273 - Yearling Management
- ANS 316 - Equine Reproductive Physiology and Management
- ANS 371 - Horse Marketing
- ANS 416 - Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Horses
Dr. Mark Arns joined the University of Arizona Animal Sciences Department as an Associate Professor and Associate Equine Specialist in 2000. His research focuses on equine semen preservation, motility, maturation. Dr. Arns also plays an integral role in equine extension education. He has served as organizer and instructor for the Horseman's Conference, the U of A Equine Nutritional Management Workshops: An Educational Opportunity for Horse Owners and the Equine Reproductive Management School. Dr. Arns teaches undergraduate courses in weanling, yearling and race horse prospect training and also equine reproduction. He also raises and trains his own cutting horses.
Current studies are focused on improving sperm function through modifications of extenders that may alter plasma membrane permeability, thereby reducing the harmful effects associated with short and long term preservation. Studies addressing diet manipulations as a tool to alter plasma membrane composition and function are also underway.
- Webb, G. W. and M. J. Arns.. Jan 2004. Case Study: Use of modified-PBS as a component of semen extenders allows the use of transported semen from two stallions. Prof. Anim. Sci., 20:278
- Suhling, K. L., P. C. Gentry, P.F. Fedrick, G. R. Dawson & M. J. Arns.. Jan 2003. Efficacy of acupuncture sites for delivery of agents to control estrus and ovulation in mares. Prof. Anim. Sci., 19:317
- Turner, J. L., M. J. Arns, J. E. Minton and J. A. Pruitt.. Jan 2003. Effects of abrupt versus gradual weaning on cortisol and immune function responses of foals. Prof. Anim. Sci., 19:55-61
- Turner, J. L., M. J. Arns and J. E. Minton.. Jan 2003. Case Study: Effects of nonspecificimmuno-stimulationof prepartum mares on colostral quality and foal immune function. Prof. Anim. Sci., 19:62-67