CV W Farstad

CURRICULUM VITAE

WENCHE K FARSTAD neé 1954
PROFESSOR DVM DR SCIENT PhD DIPL ECAR
Norwegian University of Life Sciences(NMBU), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, Section Domestic Animal Reproduction, P.O.box 8146 Dep N0033 Oslo, Norway.E-mail: wenche.farstad@nmbu.no. Telephone: +47 67232152 (work) Cell Phone. +47 90980268

I graduated from the Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine, Oslo, Norway, in 1979 (cand.med.vet.) After a short time in general large animal practice, I started research on canine reproduction and related subjects at the Department of Reproductive Physiology and Pathology in 1980, and on reproduction in foxes from 1987. The focus on carnivore reproduction resulted in a PhD (dr. scient.) thesis in canine female reproduction in 1984 under, and in 1993, a free PhD level doctorate degree (dr.med.vet/dr. philos.) thesis in reproduction in foxes.
I was awarded a scholarship in 1988 by the Nordic Ministry Council and spent 3 months studying bovine embryo production in vitro and embryo transfer at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1995 I was visiting professor at The Research Institute of Libechov, Czech Republic, with professor Jan Motlik, for 3 months. I obtained the position of associate professor of reproduction in 1985, and full professor, Head of gynaecology section, from 1995 at the Department of Reproduction and Forensic Medicine, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway. I have had 100% employment at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science from 1980 until date.
I am an accredited European Reproduction Specialist (EBVS, European Board of Veterinary Specialisation), with the title Diplomat of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR Diplomat). I was one of the original founding diplomats of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR) in 1999- 2000 and served on the interim and official Board of the college for a total of four years, and during 2003-2009 I served on the ECAR credentials committee (chairing the committee in 2007-09). I was recertified as ECAR Diplomate in 2005 and 2010.
I was also co-founding the European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction (EVSSAR) in 1999 and I served 10 years in the Board. In 2000 I hosted the EVSSAR congress in Oslo. In recognition of my work for EVSSAR, I was created Honorary member of the society in 2008.
I have taught undergraduate veterinary students, nurses and technicians in clinical reproduction for more than 30 years ( 1980-present) I have supervised 11 PhD students in topics, such as, canid reproduction, bovine reproduction, semen quality in fox, bulls and boars , endocrine disruptors, bovine welfare, artificial insemination in sheep and goats, and neonatal pig mortality. I have worked with several international guest researchers, veterinarians and students in canine and bovine reproduction and embryo technology.
I have on a regular basis served as referee for international scientific journals with a peer review system. Journals include Animal Reproduction Science, Theriogenology, J Reprod Fertil, Reproduction, Cloning and Stem cells, Reproduction in Domestic Animals, BMC Veterinary Research.

I have authored or co-authored 150 scientifc publications, of which 60 are full original research papers in international peer reviewed journals, 8 chapters in tutorial international textbooks, 20 peer reviewed papers in national or Nordic scientific journals, 60 congress contributions (presentations and posters/abstracts);, and two tutorial chapters in Norwegian books; mainly on topics in canine reproduction, semen cryopreservation and in biotechnology. I have written scientific risk assessments for the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the EFSA.
In an evaluation by EAVE 2007 my research group in animal reproduction received very good–excellent in research quality, focus, network and international relevance by an international evaluation committee appointed by the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science. By the same panel the endocrine disrupting group received the rating excellent.

I was chairwoman of the organising committee of the First Nordic Symposium on Embryo Freezing in 1996 followed by several tasks as course masters for continuing education courses both in Norway and internationally.
I was chairing the local organising committee of the 2000 ICAR satellite congress in Oslo, The 4th Int. Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction, and was member of the international committee for the 4th(2000) and the 5th (2004) International Canine and Feline Symposia, and on a regular basis served on the scientific committee of these symposia, including the 2012 Symposium in Whistler, Canada.

I have participated in an international group for endocrine disruptors during1997-2010, and was one of the Course Masters for a NOVA course in Endocrine disruptors in Oslo in 2006.
I was Head of the Nordic and local organising committee of the 14th NKVet Nordic Conference on Xenotransplantation- Animal Organs to save Human Lives in Oslo in 2002.
I have been member of the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) since 1988, served in IETS committees, was invited speaker during the IETS 2000 Annual Conference in Maastricht and was a 2004 IETS Board member nominee. I have been a member of the ICAR (International Congress of Animal Reproduction) standing committee from 1996-2000. I have regularly attended Congresses of the IETS and ICAR.

I have regularly been invited to speak at numerous international congresses on reproduction, such as The International Congress of Animal Reproduction. (Sydney 1996, and ICAR, Stockholm 2000. I was keynote speaker at the IETS Annual Conferences in Maastrich ,NL ,2000 and in 2009 San Diego California , in 2008 at the British Small Animal Veterinary Annual Congress, in 2010 at the 60th anniversary Celebration meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Nottingham, UK. I was invited to speak at The Seventh Quadrennial ISCFR/17th EVSSAR Congress, in Whistler, Canada, July, 2012 , at the first South American Reproduction Congress , Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2015, at The 20th ESDAR Congress in Portugal in 2016 and EVSSAR in Vienna 2017. Furthermore, I have received regular invitations to chair plenary sessions at national and international conferences within my area of research (e.g. European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction Conferences; Barcelona 2002 Dublin, 2003, Barcelona 2004, EVSSAR/FECAVA Amsterdam 2005, Budapest, 2006, European Society for Domestic Animal reproduction, Vienna, 2003 and 2008, and Lisbon 2016, The 16th International Congress On Animal Reproduction, Budapest 2008 and ICAR 2012 in Vancouver.

I have worked with the conservation of endangered domestic animal species in the Genressursutvalget for husdyr (vice chair, Norwegian Gene Resource Council for Domestic Animals) (GUH) appointed by the Department of Agriculture.
I was a member during 2000-2007 member of the Norwegian reference group for the conservation programme of the Arctic blue fox (Alopex lagopus) (NINA and the Directorate for Nature Management). Futhermore, I am an advisory scientific member of IBREAM (Institute for Breeding Rare and Endangered African Mammals) and been co-supervisor to a PhD student involved in studying Ethiopian Wolves (Canis simiensis) in the Bale and Senetti mountains in Ethiopia. In 2011 I was a scientific member of an expedition to the Senetti mountains to assess the possibilities to bank semen from Ethiopian wolf.
I have been a member of the veterinærmedisinske rettsråd (Norwegian Veterinary Forensic Council) since 1986 (32 years) , and I was appointed Chair of the Forensic Council by the Department of Agriculture in 2003, and was re-appointed by The Department of Agriculture and Foods in 2007 for the period 2007-2013 and 2013-2018. I resigned in 2018 due to other tasks.
I was member of the Board of the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, 2005-10, serving as vice member for four years and became full member from 2009-10. From 2004 I was government- appointed Chair of Panel 8: Animal Health and Welfare, and full member of The Norwegian Scientific Committee on Food Safety (Vitenskapskomiteen for Mattrygghet) during its initial years from 2004-2007, and was reappointed for the 2nd period 2007-2010, but I declined reappointment for a third period 2010-13 due to other tasks.
I have served as international expert panel member appointed by the Animal Health and Animal Welfare (AHAW) panel of The European Food Safety Authority in 2005 and 2007-10. This has also included participation of an expert group appointed by the AHAW group of EFSA, on animal cloning from 2007, with updates in 2009 and 2010 and in 2010 a working group on the release of genetically modified animals to the food market, Parma, November 2010.

Privately, I have bred English springer spaniels and English setters since 1989 (60 litters) under the kennel prefix Streamside.

List of Scientific publications 1984-2018

Theses
1. Farstad,W. 1984. Undersøkelser over fruktbar¬het og noen vanlig forekommende reproduksjonsproblemer hos hundeti¬spe. Thesis dr.scient ved Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (Norges veterinærhøgskole), Oslo. Five papers were included in this thesis, but are also published as separate papers.

2. Farstad,W. 1993. Dr. med. vet. (dr philos) PhD Thesis. Periovulatory endocrinology,oocyte maturation, fertilization and fertility in the female blue fox (Alopex lagopus), Norwegian School of Veterinary Science., Hellstrøm og Nordahls Trykkeri a/s Oslo, 117s. All 9 papers are published as separate papers.

Peer reviewed full papers

Norwegian and Nordic journals ( Norwegian Veterinary Journal , Acta vet scand, Nordic Vet Med)

2.* Farstad,W.1982. Bakteriologiske funn i kjønnsveiene hos tisper med reproduksjonsforstyrrelser. (Bacteriological findings in bitches with reproductive disorders). Nordisk Veterinærmedicin, 34, 45l-56.
3*. Farstad, W. & K. Fossum. 1982. Haemophilus- and Pasterurella-like organisms from the canine vagina. Acta veterinaria scandinavica, 23, 6l9-2l.
4.* Farstad, W.1983. Perinatal valpedødelighet hos hund I. Etiologi og patogenese. (The etiology and pathogenesis of perinatal puppy death in the dog). Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 95, 563-66.
5.* Farstad, W. 1983. Perinatal valpedødelighet hos hund II. Frekvens og patoanatomiske funn. The prevalence and pathoanatomical findings in cases of perinatal death in dogs). Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 95, 567-72.
6.* Farstad, W. 1981. Reproduksjon hos katt. En oversikt. (A review on feline reproduction). Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 4, 26l-265.
7.* Farstad, W. 1984. Nedsatt fertilitet hos råne. (Causes of reduced fertility and infertility in boars). Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 10, 6l5-2l.
8.* Farstad, W., J. Reiersen, I. Solberg, I.B. Forus & K. Fossum. 1984. Utbrudd av metritt hos blårev forårsaket av Pseudomonas aeruginosa.. (An outbreak of metritis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.in foxes). Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 4, 243-46.

9.* Farstad,W.1987.Ultralyd til drektighetsundersøkelse hos hundetispe.(Canine reproductive ultrasonography). Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 99, ll3-l7.

10. Framstad, T., W. Farstad & K. Karlberg. 1987. Embryooverføring hos purke. En kasuistisk meddelelse og en kort oversikt. (Pig embryo transfer-a case report and review). Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 99, 5-9.

11. Farstad, W., N. Valberg & G. Hagen. 1988. Et tilfelle av uterustorsjon hos rev .(A case of uterine torsion in the fox). Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 100, , 881-83.

12. Farstad, W., M. Mondain-Monval, P. Hyttel, A.J. Smith & D. Markeng. 1989. Periovulatory endocrinology and oocyte maturation in unmated mature blue fox vixens (Alopex lagopus). Acta veterinaria scand. 30, 313-19.

13. Krogenæs,A., W. Farstad, K. Landsverk, Ø. Andresen & A.L. Hafne. 1990. In vitro fertilisering av egg fra storfe.(In vitro fertilization in the bovine) Norsk veterinærtidsskrift, (Norw Vet J) 102,103-9.

14. Brunborg, I.M., A. Krogenæs, J.A. Fougner, Andersen Berg, K. & W. Farstad. 2001.Kunstig sædoverføring med frossen sæd, en retrospektiv studie.(A retrospective study of canine artificial insemination with frozen semen at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science 1999-2000) Norsk veterinærtidsskrift 13, 7-10.

15. Valberg, N. & W. Farstad. 1992. Plasma progesterone during the luteal phase and pregnancy in parturient and barren blue fox vixens. Acta agriculturae scandinavica, Sect. A, Animal Science, 42, 232-39.

16. Farstad, W., J.A. Fougner & K. Andersen Berg. 1992. Species differences in fertility after artificial insemination with frozen semen in fox pure breeding. Norwegian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Supplement, 9, 115-21.

17. Farstad, W., A. Krogenæs & N.F. Friis. 1996. Utbrudd av smittsom granulomatøs vaginitt hos storfe forårsaket av Ureaplasma diversum.(An outbreak of bovine follicular vaginitis caused by Ureaplasma diversum ) Norsk veterinæridsskrift 108, 159- 164.

18. Ødegaard, Ø., W. Farstad, A.O. Refsdal & P.O. Hofmo. 1996. Vurdering av smitterisiko ved kunstig sædoverføring (KS) og embryooverføring (ET) hos husdyr.(Assessment of risks of disease transmission associated with artificial insemination and embryo transfer in domestic animals). Norsk veterinærtidsskrift, (N vet J) 108, 619-23.
19. Bergfjord O, Thomassen R, Mc Dougall I & Farstad, W. 2004. Embryo overføring hjå søye. Norske erfaringar. Embryo transfer in the ewe. Results from ET of imported embryos in Norwegian sheep breeds. Norsk veterinærtidsskrift (N Vet J), 4, 255-262.
20. Boge G. Seeberg, Schultz M. Brynildsrud O. Brønstad, Blakstad E, Nesje M, Farstad W, 2013: Kastrering av hund i Norge. Hvordan samsvarer dagens praksis med lovverket? (Castration of dogs in Norway)Norsk veterinærtidsskrift 6, 323-329.

National congress publications

1. Farstad, W. & J.A.. Fougner. 1990. Feltforsøk med bruk av frossen sæd til rev. (Field trials with frozen semen in foxes) Husdyrforsøksmøtet. NLH-Faginfo, 348-51.

2. Valberg, N.M. & W. Farstad. 1990. Progesteron i blodplasma gjennom drektigheten hos blårev. (Plasma progesterone profiles in pregnant blue foxes).Husdyrforsøksmøtet, NLH-Faginfo, 352-56.

3. Farstad, W, Kommisrud,E, Pedersen M, Gaustad , C & Olsaker, I. 2001. Hva går galt når fosteret dør? Funksjonell genomanalyse med vekt på molekylære mekanismer av betydning for tidlig embryoutvikling hos storfe (poster).(What goes wrong when the fetus dies? Functional genome analysis with emphasis on molecular mechanisms of significance for early embryonic development in cattle). Biotek-konferansen: Bioteknologi-hvor går vi? Oslo,5.6. 2001.

4. Thomassen, R, Andersen Berg, K, Fougner, Jan A. Krogenæs, A & Farstad, W.2002. Kunstig sædoverføring hos hund (Artificial insemination in the dog). Husdyrforsøksmøtet, Norwegian Agricultural University, proceedings, pp 55-58.

5. Sanson, G, Ahlstrom Ø & Farstad W. 2002.The effect of controlled prenatal feed reduction to the mothers on perinatal pup survival in farmed blue foxes ( Effekten av to ulike fôrregimer på overlevelse og tilvekst den første leveuke hos nyfødte blårevvalper. Husdyrforsøksmøtet, Norwegian Agricultural University, proceedings, 593-96.

6. Olsaker I, Gaustad K, Kommisrud E, Farstad W, Pedersen M. 2002. Hva går galt når embryo dør? En oversikt over faktorer som påvirker tidlig embryoutvikling hos storfe.(What goes wrong when the embryo dies, a review of factors that affect early embryonic development). Husdyrforsøksmøtet, Norwegian Agricultural University, proceedings, 259-62.

7. Sanson GH, W Farstad. 2003. Perinatal mortality in blue fox cubs-review and historical data. Nordiske Jorbruksforskeres Forening, Pelsdyrsektionen, kongress, Lillehammer 8-10 Oct, 1-3.

8. Ropstad E, Gutleb A, Lyche JL, Aleksandersen M, Olskaer I, Alestrøm, P, Lie E, Eriksen GS, Farstad W, Larsen HJS, Utne Skaare, J..2008. Environmental toxicol,ogy at Adamstuen Oslo, success by interdisciplinary co-operation. The 2nd Norwegian Environmental Toxicology Symposium, April 2-4 2008Trondheim . Abstr

Norwegian book chapters

1. Farstad, W.1991. Testikkelmangel. Kryptorchisme hos hund. (Canine cryptorchism) I: Indrebø, A. (red.): Hund – Avl og Helse. Smådyrpraktiserende Veterinærers Forening, Oslo, 1991, pp. 191-94.
2. Farstad, W. & A. Krogenæs. 1991. Tvekjønnethet (intersex – herma¬froditisme) hos hund. (Canine intersex) I: Indrebø, A. (red.): Hund – Avl og Helse. Smådyrpraktiserende Veterinærers Forening, Oslo, s. 195-98.

Full papers in international peer reviewed journals

1. Farstad, W. 1984. Bitch fertility after natural mating and after artificial insemination with fresh or frozen semen. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 25, 56l-65.

2. Farstad, W. 1984. The correlation between a cyclus coefficient based on cytological indices in the vaginal smear and circulating progesterone in oestrous bitches. Zuchthygiene, 19, 2ll-2l7.

3. Farstad, W. & K. Andersen Berg.1989. Factors influencing the success rate of artificial insemination with frozen semen in the dog. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility. Suppl. 39, 289-92.
4. Hyttel, P., W. Farstad, M. Mondain-Monval, K. Bakke-Lajord & A.J. Smith. 1990. Structural aspects of oocyte maturation in the blue fox (Alopex lagopus). Anatomy and Embryology, 181, 325-31.

5. Farstad, W., J.A. Fougner & C.G. Torres. 1992. The effect of sperm number on fertility in blue fox vixens (Alopex lagopus) artificially inseminated with frozen silver fox (Vulpes vulpes) semen. Theriogenology, 37, 699-711.
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6. Farstad, W., J.A. Fougner & C.G. Torres. 1992. The optimum time for single artificial insemination of blue fox (Alopex lagopus) with frozen semen from silverfoxes (Vulpes vulpes). Theriogenology, 38, 853-65.

7 Lonergan, P., A.L. Hafne, W. Farstad & Ø. Andresen.1993. Effect of semen extender on in vitro development of bovine embryos following IVF. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 28, 174 (abstr.).

8. Mondain-Monval, M., W. Farstad, A.J. Smith, M. Roger. & N. Lahlou. 1993. Relationship between gonadotropins, inhibin and sex steroid secretion during the periovulatory period and the luteal phase in the blue fox Alopex lagopus. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, Suppl. 47, 47-56.

9. Maurel, M.C., M. Mondain-Monval, W. Farstad & A.J. Smith. 1993. Rapid detection of
the preovulatory luteinizing hormone peak in the blue fox (Alopex lagopus) by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. J. Reprod. Fert. Suppl. 47, 121-125.

10. Farstad, W., P. Hyttel, C. Grøndahl, A. Krogenæs, M. Mondain-Monval & A.J. Smith.1993. Fertilization In vitro of oocytes matured in vivo in the blue fox Alopex lagopus. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, Suppl. 47, 219-26.

11. Farstad, W., P. Hyttel, C. Grøndahl, M. Mondain-Monval & A.J. Smith. 1993. Fertilization and early embryonic development in the blue fox Alopex lagopus. Molecular Reproduction and Development 36, 331-337.

12. Farstad, W., A. Krogenæs, E. Nagyova, A.L.Hafne & P. Hyttel. 1993. In vitro techniques in fox reproduction. Livestock Production Science 36, 23-27.

13 Lonergan, P, E. Kommisrud, Ø. Andresen, A.O. Refsdal & W. Farstad. 1994. Use of semen from a bull heterozygous for the 1/29 translocation in an IVF programme. Theriogenology, 41, 1379-84.

14. Farstad, W. 1996. Semen cryopreservation in dogs and foxes. Animal Reproduction
Science, 42, 251-60.

15. Farstad, W. 1998. Reproduction in foxes: current research and future challenges. Anim. Reprod. Sci. 53, 35-42.

16. Krogenæs, AK, I. Nafstad, J.Utne Skaare, W. Farstad, A.L. Hafne. 1998. In vitro reproductive toxicity of ploychlorinated biphenyl congeners 153 and 126. Reprod. Toxicol. 12, 575-80.

17. Farstad,W. 2000. Assisted reproductive technology in canid species. Theriogenology, 53,175-86.

18. Farstad.,W. 2000. Current state in biotechnology in canine and feline reproduction, Anim. Reprod. Sci. 60, 375-87.

19. Andersen Berg, K., R. Wiger, E. Dahl, T. Torp. W. Farstad, A. Krogenæs, A.S. McNeilly, H. Paulenz & E. Ropstad. 2001. Seasonal changes in spermatogenic activity and plasma FSH and LH and Testosterone and the effect of immunization against inhibin in the male silver fox (Vulpes vulpes). International Journal of Andrology, 24, 284-294.

20. Farstad, W., P. Hyttel, A.L. Hafne & J. Nielsen. 2001. Maturation and fertilisation of blue fox (Alopex lagopus) oocytes in vitro. J. Reprod. Fertil, Suppl 57, 161-165.

21. Thomassen, R., Farstad W., Krogenæs A, Fougner JA & Andersen Berg KA. 2001.Artificial insemination with frozen semen in the dog. A retrospective study.
J. Reprod. Fertil, Suppl.57, 341-346.

22. Bjerkås E, Ekesten B & Farstad W. 2002. Pectinate ligament dysplasia and narrowing of the iridocorneal angle associated with glaucoma in the English springer
spaniel. Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5, 49 -54.

23. Holt, M, Vangen, O and Farstad, W. 2004. Components of litter size in mice after 110 generations of selection. Reproduction, 127, 587-592.

24. Lyche JL, Oskam IC, Skaare JU, Reksen O, Sweeney T, Dahl E, Farstad W, Ropstad E. 2004. Effects of gestational exposure to low doses of PCBs 126 and 153 on anterior pituitary and gonadal hormones and on puberty in female goats. Reproductive Toxicology 19, 87-95.

25. Bonsdorff T, Gautier M, Farstad W, Ronningen K, Lingaas F, Olsaker I. 2004. Mapping of the bovine genes of the de novo AMP synthesis pathway. Anim Genet. Dec; 35(6):438-44.

26. Waterhouse, K.E. De Angelis, P.M. Haugan, T. Paulenz, H. Hofmo, P.O. Farstad, W. 2004. Effects of in vitro storage time and semen-extender on membrane quality of boar sperm assessed by flow cytometry. Theriogenology 62, 1638-1651.

27. Sanson G, Brown JL, Farstad W. Non-invasive faecal steroid monitoring of ovarian and adrenal activity in farmed blue fox (Alopex lagopus) females during late pregnancy, parturition and lactation onset. Anim Reprod Sci. 2005 Jul;87(3-4):309-19.

28. Miller, RR Jr., Cornett CL, Waterhouse K, and W. Farstad. 2005..Comparative Aspects of Sperm and Erythrocyte Membrane Fatty Acid Composition in Silver (Vulpes vulpes) and Blue (Alopex lagopus) Foxes, and their relationship to Cell Cryopreservation. Cryobiology, Aug; 51(1):66-75.

29. Pedersen ME, Øzdas Ø B, Farstad W, Tverdal A, Olsaker I. 2005.Effects of bovine oviduct epithelial cells, fetal calf serum and bovine serum albumin on gene expression in single bovine embryos produced in the synthetic oviduct fluid culture system. Reproduction Fertility and Development 17, 751-757.

30. Watson, P., Skancke, E., Farstad, W., Sampson, J., Bloomfield, L., Scott, L.2006. Hepatitis in English springer spaniels in the UK and Norway . Veterinary Record 158 (9): 311.

31. Thomassen R, Sanson G, Krogenæs A, Fougner JA, Andersen Berg,K Farstad W.2006. Artificial insemination with frozen semen in dogs. A retrospective study of 10 years using a non surgical approach. Theriogenology, 66, issue 6-7, 1645-1650.

32. Waterhouse, KE, Haugan T. Kommisrud E, Tverdal, A, Flatberg G, Farstad W, Evenson DP, De Angelis PM. 2006. Sperm DNA damage is related to field fertility of semen from young Norwegian Red Bulls. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 18,781-788.

33. Thomassen R, Farstad W. 2009. Artificial insemination in canids. A useful tool in breeding and conservation. Theriogenology 71,(1), 190-99.Theriogenology award paper 2009. Top 25 downloaded papers in 2009. IETS Annual Congress San Diego Invited Paper.

34. Farstad W. 2009.Cryopreservation of canine semen:new challenges.Reproduction in Domestic Animals,44,336-341.

35. Waterhouse K, Gjeldnes, A., Tverdal Aa, De Angelis PM, Farstad. W, Håård M, Kommisrud E. 2010. Alterations of sperm DNA integrity during cryopreservation procedure and in vitro incubation of bull semen. Anim Reprod Sci 117. 34-42. ISSN 0378-4320.

36. Marianne Kraugerud, Karin E. Zimmer, Ellen Dahl, Vidar Berg, Ingrid Olsaker, Wenche Farstad, Erik Ropstad, Steven Verhagen. 2010. Three structurally different polychlorinated biphenyl congeners (PCB 118, 153, and 126) affect hormone production and gene expression in the human H295R in vitro model. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 73(16): 1122–1132

37. Nordstoga AB, Söderquist L, Ådnøy T, Farstad W, Paulenz, H. 2010 Vaginal deposition of frozen-thawed semen in Norwegian Dairy Goats: Comparison of single and double insemination with equal total number of spermatozoa. Theriogenology 2010 74 (5) , pp. 895-900

38. Kraugerud. M, Aleksandersen M, Nygaard JR, Østby GC, Gutleb A, Dahl E, Berg V, Farstad W, Schweder T, Utne Skaare J, Ropstad R.2011. In utero and lactational exposure to PCB 118 and PCB 153 alters ovarian follicular dynamics and GnRH induced LH secretion in female lambs. Environmental Toxicology 13 (4)

39. Farstad.W. Canine neutering:legal aspects. Veterinary Practice. Dec 2011, 21.

40. Farstad W. 2012. Customizing semen preservation protocols for individual dogs and individual species:sperm preservation beyond the state of the art. Reprod Dom Anim 47 (Suppl. 6), 269-273.

41. von Heimendal A, Farstad W.2012.Canine neutering: future prospects. Veterinary Practice. 02/2012; 43(2):28.

42. V. Rootwelt, O. Reksen, W. Farstad, E. Bleken and T. Framstad 2012. Relationships between blood parameters and weight gain the first day of life in two crossbred Duroc pig lines. J Anim Sci. Journal of Animal Science 90(12) :4986-4990.

43. V. Rootwelt2, O. Reksen, W. Farstad, and T. Framstad. 2012 Associations between intrapartum death and piglet, placental, and umbilical characteristics1. Journal of Animal Science 2012, 90(6): 4277-4284.

44. Nordstoga, AB, Nødtvedt A, Krogenæs AK , Farstad W, Waterhouse KE. 2012.The relationship between sperm DNA integrity and field fertility in Norwegian Crossbred rams. Reprod Domest Anim, 201348, 207-12 doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2012.02132.xISSN 0936-6768.

45. V. Rootwelt, O. Reksen, W. Farstad and T. Framstad. 2013. Post- partum deaths; piglet, placental, and umbilical characteristics .J ANIM SCI jas.2012-5531doi:10.2527/jas.2012-5531. Journal of Animal Science 2013, 91, 2647-56.

46. Van Kersteren F, Sillero-Zubiri C, MacDonald D, Millar B, Argaw K, Farstad W, |Paris M. 2013 The physiology of cooperative breeding in a rare social canid; sex, suppression and pseudopregnancy in female Ethiopian wolves. Physiology and Behaviour 2013,122, 39-45.

47. Krogenæs, AK, Rootwelt V, Larsen,S, Renström L, Farstad W, Lund A. 2014. A serological study of canine herpesvirus-1 infection in a population of breeding bitches in Norway. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2014, 56:19 http://www.actavetscand.com/content/56/1/19

48. Haadem,Caroline Sorknes, Ane Nødtvedt, Wenche Farstad and Ragnar Thomassen. 2015 A retrospective cohort study on fertility in the Norwegian Coldblooded trotter after artificial insemination with cooled, shipped versus fresh extended semen. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2015, 57:77

49. Tariku Mekonnen Gutema, Anagaw Atickem, Alemayehu Lemma, Afework Bekele, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Dietmar Zinner, Wenche Kristin Farstad, Jon M. Arnemo, and Nils C. Stenseth 2018. Capture and Immobilization of African Wolves (Canis lupaster) in the Ethiopian Highlands. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 54(1), 2017, pp. 000–000 online ahead of publ October 2017DOI: 10.7589/2017-03-063

50. Van den Berghe, Femke Monique Chistina Johanna Paris, Zoltan Sarnyai Michael Brent Briggs, Wenche Kristin Farstad and Damien Boyd Bertrand Paul Paris.2018. A two-step dilution tris-egg yolk extender containing Equex STM significantly improves sperm cryopreservation in the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus).Cryobiology December 2017. DOI 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2017.12.095

International congress publications

1. Farstad, W., M. Mondain-Monval, P. Hyttel, A.J. Smith & D. Markeng. 1988. Evaluation of oocytes and ova from the blue fox vixen related to clinical parametres; endocrinological events and ovarian morphology. Proc. 11th International Congress on Animal Reproduction and Artificial Insemination, Dublin, Irland, 3, 324 (abstr.).

2. Farstad, W. & J.A. Fougner. 1989. Artificial insemination with frozen semen in the fox. Effect of different sperm number on whelping rate and litter size. Abstr. Scientifur, 13, 326-7.

3. Farstad, W., P. Hyttel, M. Mondain-Monval & A.J. Smith. 1991. O¬o¬c¬yte m¬a¬t¬u¬r¬a¬t¬ion and fertilization in the blue fox. Abst¬ract. Congress Assisted Reproductive Technology/Andrology II, Copenhagen, 132-33.
4. Farstad, W., P. Hyttel, C., Grøndahl, A. Krogenæs, M. Mondain-Monval & A.L. Hafne. 1992. In vitro fertilization of in vivo matured oocytes in the blue fox. Proceedings, 2nd International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction, 93 (abstr.).

5. Mondain-Monval, M., W. Farstad, A.J. Smith, N., Lahlou, & M. Roger.1992. Inhibin, LH, FSH and steroids during the periovulatory period and the early luteal phase in the female blue fox (Alopex lagopus). Proceedings, 2nd International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction, 43 (abstr.).

6. Maurel, M.C., M. Mondain-Monval, W. Farstad & A.J. Smith. 1992. Rapid detection of the preovulatory LH peak in the blue fox by an ELISA kit. Poster, 2nd International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction, Liège, 181(abstr).

7. Farstad, W., P. Hyttel, C. Grøndahl, M. Mondain-Monval, & A.J. Smith. 1992. In vivo fertilization in the fox. Free Comm., 12th Int Congr. on Anim. Reprod, den Haag, 2,
183, 638-40.

8. Krogenæs, A., E. Nagyová, W. Farstad & A.L. Hafne. 1993. In vitro maturation of blue fox oocytes and cAMP production in oocyte-cumulus cell complexes. Theriogenology, 39, 250, 1993 (abstr.).

9. Farstad, W. 1994. The use of ultrasound in the dog. XVII Nordic Veterinary Congress, Iceland, Proceedings, 2, 126-29.

10. Farstad. W. 1994. Periovulatory endocrinology and its relationship to oocyte maturation in the female blue fox. Abstr. Proc. VIth French Czech-Slovak Symposium on Animal Reproduction: Cellular and molecular biology of oocyte maturation, fertilization and early embryo development. Institute of Animal Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Slovakia ,p.6.

11. Kalab, P., V. Srsen., Farstad,W., A. Krogenæs, J. Motlik, A.L. Hafne. 1997. MAP kinase activation and RAF-1 synthesis in blue fox oocytes is controlled by cumulus granulosa cells. Theriogenology, 47, 400 (abstr.).
12. Cinone M., W. Farstad, J.A. Fougner, G. Sanson , G.M. Lacalandra & P. Minoia. 1998.Induction of oestrus in the silver fox (Vulpes vulpes) with GnRH implant. Abstr. Proceedings XVIII Nordic Veterinary Congress, Helsinki, August 4, 7314.

13. Cinone M., W. Farstad, J.A. Fougner, G. Sanson, R.L. Sciorsci & P. Minoia. 1998. Induction of oestrus in the silver fox (Vulpes vulpes) by means of HCG, opioid antagonist and calcium. Abstr.XXIII Congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, Buenos Aires, October 5-10, 1998, 740.

14. Farstad, W. 1998. Preparation for short-and long term preservation of canine semen.
Proceedings 1st Int Congr of the European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction. Barcelona, 1-3 May, 207-12.

15. Farstad, W., P. Hyttel, J. Nielsen & A.L. Hafne . 2000. In vitro fertilization in the blue fox (Alopex lagopus): confocal laser scanning microscopy of Mitotracker stained spermatozoa, Theriogenology, 53 (abstr).

16. Bertheussen, K, A.L.Hafne, & W. Farstad. 2000. Comparison between a serum free medium for culture of human embryos and a standard bovine in vitro culture medium for bovine embryos. Theriogenology, 53 (abstr).

17. Farstad, W., P. Hyttel, A.L. Hafne, J. Nielsen.2000. Confocal laser scanning microscopy and epiflourescence microscopy; means to study maturation and fertilisation of fox oocytes. Proceedings 14th International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Stockholm, 2.-6. July, 2000, W16:2, 304 (abstr.).

18. Farstad,W. 2000. In vitro techniques in Canid reproduction. The 4th Conference of the European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction, Prague, November 23-25, 19.

19. Krogenæs, A., E. Dahl, A.S. McNeilly¸ W. Farstad, K. Andersen Berg & E. Ropstad. 2000. Effect of active immunization against inhibin -subunit on reproductive endocrinology, ovulation rate and pregnancy rate in silver fox (Vulpes vulpes). Proc 4th Annual Conference of the European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction, Prague, November 23-25, 43.

20. Nagyova, E., V. Srsen, J. Kalous, P. Kalab, P. Sutovsky & W. Farstad, 2000. Oocyte.cumulus interactions in blue fox oocytes. Proc. 4th Annual Conference of the European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction, Prague, November 23-25, 21.

21. Sanson, GH, Brown, JL, Farstad W. 2001. Faecal steroid hormone metabolism and ovarian activity in farmed blue fox (Alopex lagopus) females during late pregnancy, parturition and the onset of lactation, Abstr. 5th Conference of the European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction, Vienna, September 13-15 2001.

22. Farstad W. 2001.Artificial insemination in dogs. Hungarian Small Animal Vet Association/ 10th Annual Meeting, Budapest 4-6th May, Proceedings, 13-17.

23. .Farstad W.2001. Manipulating reproduction in dogs. Hungarian Small Animal Vet Association/ 10th Annual Meeting, Budapest 4-6th May, Proceedings, 37-40.

24. Waterhouse1, KE, Miller, Jr. RR, Cornett C, Haugan & Farstad W. 2002.Comparison of Membrane Fatty Acid Composition of Sperm from Silver fox and Blue fox. Proceedings, 9th International Congress on Spermatology, South Africa, October 2002, pp. 72-73.

25. Kommisrud E, Vatn T, Pedersen M, Olsaker I, Farstad W. 2002. ”In vivo production of bovine embryos using two feeding regimes differing in urea content” Conference of AETE (Associasion Europeenne Transfer Embryonaire), Rolduc, The Netherlands, September 2002.

26. Olsaker I, Gaustad KG, Groven R, Farstad W &Kommisrud E. 2002.”Construction of a cDNA library from preimplantation cattle embryo” The 28th. Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics, Göttingen, Germany, 11-15 August 2002; Poster A 018.

27. Farstad W, Thomassen R, Krogenæs A, & Fougner JA. 2003. Artificial insemination in the bitch using the Norwegian transcervical catheter for intrauterine semen deposition. The Annual Conference of the European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction, Dublin Sept 7-9, 2003. Proceedings, 42-47.

28. Rootwelt- Andersen, Heiene R. and W. Farstad. 2003. Treatment of pyometra in dogs in Norway: two case studies and a survey among practicing veterinarians. The Annual Conference of the European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction, Dublin Sept 7-9, 2003. Proceedings, 87-91.

29. Farstad W. 2004. Non-surgical intrauterine artificial insemination in the bitch. The IV international Congress of the European Society for Small Animal Reproduction, Barcelona, Spain, 4-6th May, Proceedings 129-133.

30. Farstad W. 2004. The pros and cons of spaying the bitch; a practical and ethical dilemma. The IV international Congress of the European Society for Small Animal Reproduction, Barcelona, Spain, 4-6th May, Proceedings 121-126.Invited lecture

31 Farstad W. 2004. Infectious causes of pregnancy loss in the bitch. Proceedings, Society for the Study of Fertility/American College of Theriogenologists Annual Conference, Kentucky 4-7 August, Proceedings 225-232.Invited lecture

32. .Farstad 2004. Current state of in vitro techniques in canid reproduction. Proceedings, Society for the Study of Fertility/American College of Theriogenologists Annual Conference, Kentucky 4-7 August, proceedings 274-283.Invited lecture

33. Farstad W. 2004. Artificial insemination with frozen semen in dogs: procedures and international semen exchange. Proceedings, Society for the Study of Fertility/American College of Theriogenologists Annual Conference, Kentucky,USA 4-7 August, Proceedings 233-235.Invited lecture

35. Farstad. W. 2005 .Infectious causes of pregnancy loss in the bitch. EVSSAR precongress day for the FECAVA-FEEVA-Voorjaarsdagen 2005, 14 – 17 April 2005 in the RAI Conference & Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, NL.Invited lecture.

36. Farstad W. 2005. Artificial insemination in dogs. XIII Moscow International Veterinary Congress, Moscow 23-25 April 2005,7p.Farstad W. 2005. Pregnancy loss and abortion due to infections in the bitch XIII Moscow International Veterinary Congress, Moscow 23-25 April 2005,7 p.Invited lecture.

37. Farstad W. 2005. Artificial control of reproduction in dogs XIII Moscow International Veterinary Congress, Moscow 23-25 April 2005, 8p.Invited lecture

38. Rootwelt- Andersen V, Krogenaes A, Thoresen SI, Farstad W.2005. Evaluation of the HORMONOSTsemiquantitative rapid test for timing of ovulation in the bitch. Proceedings, FECAVA-Voorjaarsdagen: International Congress, Amsterdam 15-17 April 2005. Precongress EVSSAR symposium day April 14, pp25-26.

39. W. Farstad and KE Waterhouse. 2006 Sources of variation that contribute to the “freezability” of semen. The 5th Biannual Congress of the EVSSAR , Budapest 7-9. april. Proceedings, 118-119.

40. W. Farstad and M. Kraugerud.2006.Cryopreservation of Gonadal Tissue-Bio banking Reproductive Potential in Domestic and Wild Animals for the Future? The 5th Biannual Congress of the EVSSAR , Budapest 7-9. April. Proceedings.111-116.

41 .Farstad W. 2007.Artificial insemination in dogs: Possibilities and limitations. Proceedings. Turkish National Congress on Animal Reproduction. Antalja, Turkey, October 2007.Invited lecture

42. Farstad. W. 2007. Pregnancy loss and abortion due to infections in the bitch. Proceedings. Turkish National Congress on Animal Reproduction. Antalja, Turkey, October 2007.Invited lecture

43. Farstad. W. 2007. Physiology of the neonate. Proceedings. Turkish National Congress on Animal Reproduction. Antalja, Turkey, October 2007. Invited lecture

44. Farstad W. 2008.Pregnancy loss and abortion in dogs. Scientific Proceedings Veterinary Programme of the 51st Annual Congress of The British Small Animal Veterinary Association, 3-6 April, Birmingham UK, pp269-270.Invited lecture

45. Farstad W.2008.Neonatal disease in puppies.Scientific Proceedings Veterinary Programme of the 51st Annual Congress of The British Small Animal Veterinary Association, 3-6 April, Birmingham UK, pp284-286.Invited lecture

46. Farstad W.2008. Neonate problems in the dog. Scientific Proceedings Nursing Programme of the 51st Annual Congress of The British Small Animal Veterinary Association, 3-6 April, Birmingham UK, pp40-42.Invited lecture.

47. Farstad W.2008.Canine obstetrical aid: critical care and Client management. Scientific Proceedings Nursing Programme of the 51st Annual Congress of The British Small Animal Veterinary Association, 3-6 April, Birmingham UK, pp42-44.Invited lecture.

48. Farstad W.2008.Cryopreservation of canine semen:new challenges. The 6th Int symposium on Canine and feline Reproduction, , July 9-11, Vienna, Austria, pp 79-81. Invited lecture.

49. Paris, M, Schwartzenberger F, Thomas R, Jabbour H, Farstad W, Millar R.2008. Development of regular individual faecal sample collections from group housed African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) in a European Zoo setting: evidence of oestrus without male presence. Proceedings 16th International Congress on Animal Reproduction , Budapest, Hungary, July 13-17, (Poster P321), 133.

50. Farstad W.2009.Artificial insemination in canids. A useful tool in breeding and conservation. International Embryo Transfer Society, San Diego,California, USA. Invited lecture

51. Farstad. W.2010 Assisted reproductive technologies as applied to canids. 2010 Society for Reproduction and Fertility 60th Anniversary Meeting. University of Nottingham, UK, July 11-13 proceedings, abstr S8, p 25. Invited lecture.

52. Farstad W.2012. Customizing semen preservation for individual dogs and individual species:Sperm preservation beyond the state of the art. The 7th Quadrennial International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction, Whistler, Canada. Invited lecture.

53. Farstad W. 2015. Farstad W. 2015. INVITED LECTURES AND MINICOURSES, WETLABS.1) Preservación de semen canino (minicourse) 2) Actualización en biotecnologías reproductivas en carnívoros domésticos (plenary keynote lecture 3) Infertilidad en el perro (keynote lecture) 4) Neonatología en caninos domésticos (plenary keynote lecture) 5) Ciclo y determinación de la ovulación en la perra (keynote lecture). PRIMER CONGRESO DE LA SOCIEDAD LATINOAMERICANA DE REPRODUCCIÓN ANIMAL, 23-25 MARCH 2015, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA www.reproduccionanimalsolara.com

54. Lemma A, Regassa F, Paris M, Farstad W, Penfold L, Asa C. Reproductive initiative for conservation of the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis): Semen banking. The 29th Annual Conference of The Ethiopian Veterinary Association, The United Nation Commissions for Africa, Ethiopia September 4-5, 2015 (Poster).

55. Thomassen RF, Farstad W Reksen O, Krogenaes AK. The use of Deslorelin Implants to induce oestrus in two seasonal Canids, Silver- (Vulpes vulpes) and Blue fox (Vulpes alopex). The 8th ICFS/20th EVSSAR Paris, June 22-23, 2016 (Poster).

56. Van den Berghe F, Paris MJC, Zarnyai Z, Briggs MB, Farstad WK, Paris, DBBP. Improved sperm freezing in the endangered African Wild dog (Lyacon pictus) using a two- step dilution Tris egg-yolk extender containing Equex STM. ICAR, Tours, June 25-30, 2016 (Poster).

57. Östholm, M, Claesson HS, Dahl E, Farstad WK. Reproductive health in alpacas (Lama pacos) in Norway: Serum progesterone and ultrasonography are useful for reproductive management in herds. ICAR, Tours, June 25-30, 2016 (Poster).

58. Farstad W.2016 Artificial Insemination in dogs with fresh, chilled and frozen semen 20th Annual ESDAR Congress, workshop moderator and introductory lecture, October 28, 2016t. Invited.

59. Farstad W. Ethics in animal Breeding. The 20th EVSSAR Congress , Vienna, Austria., June29-July , 2017. Keynote invited lecture

60. Groseth PK, Nødtvedt A, Farstad W, Martin AD.2017 Blood parameters in crossbred beef suckler cows on the day of calving. European Buiatrics Forum , Bilbao Spain, Oct 4-6 (Poster).

Selected Invited International Keynote Conference Lectures

1996 Cryopreservation in dogs and foxes. ICAR Sydney.

2000 Assisted reproductive Tecnhnology in Canid species. International Embryo Transfer Society Annual Conference. Maaastricht, NL, January 9-11

2004 Current state of in vitro techniques in canid reproduction. Society for the Study of Fertility/American College of Theriogenologists Annual Conference, Kentucky,USA, 4-7 August.

2005 Artificial control of reproduction in dogs XIII Moscow International Veterinary Congress, Moscow 23-25 April 2005.(three lectures advanced program)

2008 BSVA, England. Four lectures on canine reproduction and neonatology for veterinarians and veterinary nurses and chair of reproduction section.Invited speaker. Publ.in proceedings

2008 EVSSAR conference and the 2008 ICAR satellite symposium and 5th Int Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction, July 9-11th , Vienna, Austria. Invited lecture: Cryopreservation of canine semen:new challenges. Publ RDA

2009 IETS, satellite symposium, San Diego, California. Invited lecture : Artificial insemination in canids. A useful tool in breeding and conservation. Publ. Theriogenology full paper-see publ list.

2010 SRF conference, UK. Invited lecture: Assisted reproductive technologies as applied to canids, 60th Anniversary Lecture The Socity for Reproduction and fertility Conference 2010, University of Nottingham, England, July 11-13, 2010. Publ.in proceedings.

2012 ICARInvited lecture: Customizing semen preservation protocols for individual dogs and individual species: sperm preservation beyond the state of the art. The 7th Quadrennial International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction, Whistler, Canada

2015 The Solara Congress (PRIMER CONGRESO DE LA SOCIEDAD LATINOAMERICANA DE REPRODUCCIÓN ANIMAL, 23-25 MARCH 2015, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA) , Buenos Aires, Argentina,5 lectures

2016 ESDAR Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, October.Artificial Insemination with fresh semen in the bitch. Chair of session on AI in dogs.

2017 Ethics in Animal Breeding ( Plenary keynote lecture).The 20th EVSSAR Congress. Vienna, Austria June 29-July1,2017

International Book chapters

1.Farstad,W.1998. Mating and Artificial Insemination in the Dog(1st Ed.) . In Simpson, G, England, G, Harvey, M (eds). Manual of Small Animal Reproduction and Neonatology. British Small Animal Veterinary Society, United Kingdom, Chapt. 9, pp. 95-103.

2.Farstad,W. 2006. Biotecnologica reproductiva en caninos:La maduracion in vitro de oocitos es el paso limitante para el exito. In: Wanke MM & Gobello C.(Eds.) Reproduccion en caninos y felinos domesticos. Intermedica XXI, , Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ch. 16, pp. 203-210.

3. Farstad, W. 2007. Abortion (canine). In Côté, E (1st ed). Clinical Veterinary Advisor Dogs and Cats, Moser Elsevier Publishing Company St. Louis, Missouri , USA, Sect 1 Diseases and disorders, p 6-7. And Sect V Clinical algorithms p 1702.

4 Farstad. W.K. 2010.Artificial insemination in dogs. In: England G and von Heimendahl A.(Eds.) BSVA Manual of Canine and Feline Reproduction and Neonatalogy. 2011, 2nd Ed, BSVA, Gloucester, England, Ch. 9, pp.80-88.

5. Farstad W. 2011. Abortion Dog. In Côté E(2Ed.) Clinical Veterinary Advisor.:Dogs and cats:. Elsevier Mosby, St Louis, Miss, USA, 2010, 2nd ed. Section 1, Section 1 Diseases and Disorders p. 7-9 and Sect V Clinical Algorithms 1552.

6. Farstad W. 2015. Abortion, Spontaneous (Dog). Abortion. Diagnostic Approach to Abortion in The Dog In Côté E (3Ed.) Clinical Veterinary Advisor:Dogs and cats:. Elsevier Mosby, St Louis, Miss, USA, Section 1 Diseases and Disorders p 3-5¸ Section V Clinical algorithms p1446.

7. Farstad W. 2017. Neonatal resuscitation and early neonatal care. In Blackwell Five Minute Veterinary Consult. Clinical Companion: Small Animal Endocrinology and Reproduction. First Ed Eds( DS Greco And AP Davidson John Wiley & Sons Inc Chapter 46, pp 377-385.

8. Farstad W. 2018. Abortion( Spontaneous (Dog). In Côté E(4Ed.) Clinical Veterinary Advisor.:Dogs and cats:. Elsevier Mosby, St Louis, Miss, USA. In press.

Postgraduate, PhD courses, Meetings and Continuing education courses

1. Farstad, W. 1989. Embryonic and fetal death in the bitch. Kompendium ved Nordisk forskerkurs i reproduksjonspatologi, (Nordic Postgraduate Course in Veterinary Pathology) Norges veterinærhøgskole, Oslo.

2. Farstad,W.1989. Reproduksjon hos katt. (Feline reproduction). Den Norske Veterinærforenings Kompendium for etterutdanning av veterinærer. Smådyrpraktiserende Veterinærers Forenings høstkurs: Reproduksjon hos hund og katt, Norges veterinærhøgskole,18s.

3. Farstad, W. & J.A.Fougner. 1989. Forsøk med bruk av frossen sæd i reveavlen. (Preliminary results on the use of frozen semen in fox breeding). Pälsdjursproduksjon, Proc. NJF Seminarium, 170, Stockholm, 4p.

4. Farstad. W. 1989. Kunstig sædoverføring med frossen sæd hos hund. (Artificial insemination in dog breeding. I: Christiansen,I.J. (red) Proc. Intervet Symposium on Reproduction in the Dog, Copenhagen, 99-114.

5. Farstad, W. (red.).1991. The Nordic Symposium on Freezing of In Vitro Produced and Micromanipulated Embryos. Proceedings. Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine,
Oslo, 32s.

6. Krogenæs, A., E. Nagyova, W. Farstad & A.L. Hafne. 1992. In vitro maturation of blue fox oocytes and cAMP production in oocyte cumulus cell complexes. Abstr. Proc. The Nordic A.I Virtanen Institute Symposium on In Vitro Culture of Domestic Animal Embryos, University of Kuopio, 40-1.

7. Farstad, W. 1996. Brucella canis. I Kompendium -etterutdanning i veterinærmedisin, Veterinære Fagdager Trondheim, 25-27.3., 6p.

8. Farstad, W. 1996. Herpesvirusinfeksjon hos hund. (Canine herpes virus infection): I Kompendium -etterutdanning i veterinærmedisin,Veterinære Fagdager Trondheim,25.- 27.3.,10s.

9. Farstad, W. 1996. Deep-freezing of carnivore semen. Proceedings, Nordic Postgraduate Course in Diagnostic and Experimental Andrology, Uppsala, Sverige, 20.-24.May, pp 1-9.

10. Farstad W. 2003. Infectious causes of pregnancy loss in dogs. In: Reproduction in Companion and Exotic and Laboratory Animals, European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies 2nd Course in Reproduction. Pathology of Canine and Feline Reproduction, Physiology and Pathology of the Neonate, Hannover, Germany, 22-27. Sept Course Compendium, volume 2, 15.1-15.8.

11. Farstad W.2003.Physiology of the Neonate In: Reproduction in Companion and Exotic and Laboratory Animals, European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies 2nd Course in Reproduction. Pathology of Canine and Feline Reproduction, Physiology and Pathology of the Neonate, Hannover, Germany, 22-27. Sept. Course Compendium, volume 2, 18.1-18.6.

12. Farstad W. 2003.Infectious diseases of the neonate. In: Reproduction in Companion and Exotic and Laboratory Animals, European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies 2nd Course in Reproduction.Pathology of Canine and Feline Reproduction, Physiology and Pathology of the Neonate, Hannover, Germany, 22-27. Sept. Course Compendium, volume 2, 20.1-20.7

13. Farstad W, Andresen Ø, Nyberg O, Christensen B (eds). 2004. Animal Organs to Save Human Lives. The 18th NKVet Nordic Symposium on Xenotransplantation, Gardermoen, Norway, 11-12.10.02. Acta vet scand suppl. 99.

14. Farstad W. 2004. Physiology of Reproduction in Ferrets and Assisted Reproductive Techniques in Ferrets and other Mustelids. I Reproduction In Companion, Exotic And Laboratory Animals. European School Of Advanced Veterinary Studies Course III: Recent Advances In Reproduction, Milan, 13-18 September, 202-211.

15. Farstad W. 2004. Physiology Of Reproduction In Rabbits. I Reproduction In Companion, Exotic And Laboratory Animals. European School Of Advanced Veterinary Studies Course III: Recent Advances In Reproduction, Milan, 13-18 September, 192-201.

16. Farstad W. 2004. Embryo technology in foxes: prospects and barriers Postgraduate course in reproductive techniques in conservation biology. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden, November 22-26.

17. Farstad W. Perinatal versus adult exposure to endocrine disrupting compound, some point to consider. NOVA Course : Reproductive toxicology with emphasis on persistent endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Oslo, 6th– 11nd of November, 2006, 9p.
18. Farstad. W. Physiology of the neonate. In Proceedings van den Themadag Neonatalogie van de Hond, University of Ghent, 15 Dec. 2006, pp 1-6.

19. Farstad. W. Non infectious causes of pup mortality. Ibid, 6-11.

20. Farstad W: Treatment of diseased pups and prevention.Ibid 12-18

21. Farstad W 2007. The male animal. Proceedings of the Centre for Reproductive Biology International Continuing Education Course: Reproductive Endocrinology in Vertebrates. Uppsala 3-8 June.

22. Farstad W. 2007. Kastrering ,fordeler, ulemper, lovverk(castration in dogs regulative).Proceedings of the Continuing Education Course : Reproduction , obstetrics and neonatology in cats and dogs. Norwegian Scool of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway, Olavgaard hotel, June 8-10.

23 Farstad W. 2007. Brunstkontroll, paring, normal drektighet. Proceedings of the Continuing Education Course : Reproduction , obstetrics and neonatology in cats and dogs. Norwegian Scool of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway, Olavgaard hotel, June 8-10.

24. Farstad W. 2007.Brunstforstyrrelser – diagnose og behandling .Proceedings of the Continuing education Course : Reproduction , obstetrics and neonatology in cats and dogs. Norwegian Scool of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway, Olavgaard hotel, June 8-10.

25 Farstad W.2007.Årsaker til fosterdød og abort hos hund.(Causes of fetal death and abortion in dogs) Proceedings of the Continuing Education Course : Reproduction, obstetrics and neonatology in cats and dogs. Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway, Olavgaard hotel, June 8-10.
26. Farstad W.2007. Brunstkontroll, paring, normal drektighet. Proceedings of the Continuing education Course : Reproduction , obstetrics and neonatology in cats and dogs. Norwegian Scool of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway, Olavsgaard hotel, June 8-10.

27. Farstad W. 2007.Brunstforstyrrelser – diagnose og behandling. Proceedings of the Continuing education Course : Reproduction, obstetrics and neonatology in cats and dogs. Norwegian Scool of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway, Olavsgaard hotel, June 8-10.

28. Farstad, W. 2010 Centre for Reproductive Biology (CRU) Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, Reproduction in male animals. CRU continuing education course:Lecture: Reproductive endocrinology in veretbrates. Uppsala, Sweden October 17-22.

29. Farstad.W. 2011. Semen collection and processing in wild canids. Seminar for veterinarians at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, August 11.

30. Farstad W. 2012. Drugs for manipulation of reproduction in dogs. Virbac Symposium for veterinarians, Gardermoen airport Hotel, Gardermoen,Norway January 25.

31. Farstad W. 2012 International Congress of Animal Reproduction, Vancouver, Canada. Moderator session on Reproductive Immunology and Toxicology, July 30.

32. Farstad W. 2013. Reproduction, semen banking and artificial insemination in Canids. Seminar Hedmark University College Evenstad campus, Norway, Oct 30th.

33. .Farstad W. 2013. Neonatal resuscitation and neonatal care of the puppy. Invited lecture. Dag voor de Dierenarts. University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Proceedings, 1-6 Sept 21..

34. Farstad W. 2013. Overview of medical and surgical castration techniques. Invited lecture.Dag voor de Dierenarts. University of Utrecht,The Netherlands, Proceedings, 5p, Sept 21.

35. .Farstad. W. 2013. Pregnancy loss in the dog. Invited Lecture. Dag voor de Student. University of Utrecht,The Netherlands, Sept 20.

36. Farstad, W. 2014. Health issue of English springer spaniels in Norway. International English and Welsh Springer Spaniel Symposium World Dog show Sattellite Meeting Helsinki, Finland August 9.

37. Farstad.W 2014. The role of the English springer spaniel in the field and other working disciplines. International English and Welsh Springer Spaniel Symposium World Dog Show Satttelite meeting, Helsinki,Finland August 9.

38. Farstad W. 2015. Visiting scholar (guest lecturer) at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, 5 lectures+2 practical sessions for veterinary students and staff,March 9-14: Lectures: 1) preparing the bitch for breeding: timing of mating and artificial insemination 2)Fetal development and canine pregnancy, Pregnancy diagnosis and caring for the pregnant bitch3) Neonatology and neonatal care of the domestic dog.4) Normal parturition and cases of emergency in the dog.5) Indications for surgical and Medical castration, legal aspects and castration practice 6) Practicals (3h): Preservation of canine semen for artificial insemination.2) Infertility in the male dog

Other : Thesis contributions, scientific reports, preface

1. Landsverk, K., W. Farstad & A. Madej. 1989. Endocrine and reproductive response of donor cows to three different treatments for superovulation. I: K. Landsverk. PhD Thesis, NVH. “Superovulering og embryo overføring hos storfe”, artikkel nr. 2. Oslo.

2. Farstad, W. 1992. Reproduction in the blue fox vixen. I Tauson, A.H.& M. Valtonen (red): Reproduction In Carnivorous Fur Bearing Animals. Nordiska Jordbruksforskares Förenings Utredningsrapport, 75, Jordbruksförlaget, København, s.119-33.

3. Krogenæs, A., E. Nagyova, W. Farstad & A.L. Hafne. 1993. Meiosis and cumulus expansion during in vitro maturation of blue fox and cattle oocytes. I: Krogenæs, A.: Bovine In Vitro Fertilization – Establishment and Applications in Basic and Comparative Research. Dr. scient. Thesis, Oslo 1993, Paper IV, 84s.

4. Waterhouse K, Gjeldnes, A., Tverdal Aa, De Angelis Pm, Farstad. W, Håård M, Kommisrud E.Increased susceptibility of sperm DNA to in situ acid induced denaturation during cryopreservation and in vitro incubation of bull semen. In : Sperm Quality in Relation to Semen Preservation and Field Fertility: a Flow Cytometric Study of Bull and Boar Spermatozoa. Thesis for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD), Norwegian School of Veterinary Science , Oslo, 2007.

5. Freya van Kesteren1,2,3*, Monique Paris3,4, David W. Macdonald2, Robert Millar3, Kifle Argaw5, Wenche Farstad6 and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri1,2 The physiology of cooperative breeding in a rare social canid; sex, suppression and pseudopregnancy in female Ethiopian wolves. In: Freya van Kesteren: The physiology of reproduction in Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis). Thesis, Ms.science, University of Oxford, The Queens College, Hillary Term, 2011, 214 p.

6. Foreword: Concannon, P.W., England, G.C.W., Farstad, W., Linde-Forsberg, C., Lopes, M.D., Verstegen III, J.P., Kastelic, J.P. 2006 Theriogenology 66 (6-7) , pp. 1407-1409.
7. Nordstoga, AB, Nødtvedt A, Krogenæs AK , Farstad W , Waterhouse KE. The relationship between sperm DNA integrity and field fertility in Norwegian Crossbred rams” Theriogenology Thesis Norwegian School of veterinary medicine 2011

8. Freya van Kesteren1,2,3*, Monique Paris3,4, David W. Macdonald2, Robert Millar3, Kifle Argaw5, Wenche Farstad6 and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri1,2: The physiology of cooperative breeding in a rare social canid; sex, suppression and pseudopregnancy in female Ethiopian wolves Physiology and Behavior, 2012.Master thesis university of Oxford 2012.

9. V. Rootwelt, O. Reksen, W. Farstad, E. Bleken and T. Framstad 2012. Relationships between blood parameters and weight gain the first day of life in two crossbred Duroc pig lines. J Anim Sci. Journal of Animal Science 90(12) :4986-4990. Thesis for phD The norwegian School of Veterinary Medicine 2012

10. V. Rootwelt2, O. Reksen, W. Farstad, and T. Framstad. 2012 Associations between intrapartum death and piglet, placental, and umbilical characteristics1. Journal of Animal Science 2012, 90(6): 4277-4284.ibid thesis

11. V. Rootwelt, O. Reksen, W. Farstad and T. Framstad. 2013. Post- partum deaths; piglet, placental, and umbilical characteristics .J ANIM SCI jas.2012-5531doi:10.2527/jas.2012-5531. Journal of Animal Science 2013, 91, 2647-56.ibid thesis

Editorial and major review work:

Patrick W. Concannon, Gary C.W. England, Wenche Farstad, Catharina Linde-Forsberg John P Verstegen and Christine Doberska. 2001, Advances in in reproduction in dogs ,cats and exotic carnivores. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on canine and feline reproduction, Oslo, 2000, J Reprod Fertil, suppl 57, 2001.

Patrick W. Concannon, Gary C.W. England, Wenche Farstad, Catharina Linde-Forsberg and Maria Denise Lopes (eds).2006. Basic and Applied Research on Domestic, Exotic and Endangered Carnivores – Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction,Embu das Artes, Brazil; Theriogenology, Volume 66, Issues 6-7, Pages 1407-1810.

Editor of Reproduction in Domestic Animals, small animal section 2000-06.

2007 NRF Evaluation Centre-evaluation of International Research project

2011-17 Associate editor BMC : open access journal : BMCVeterinary Research

Regular invitations to serve as reviewer for 11 leading international journals in my area (e.g., Biology of Reproduction, Reproduction, Molecular Reproduction and Development, Theriogenology, Animal Reproduction Science, Reproduction, Fertility and Development, Cloning and Stem Cells, Reproduction in Domestic Animals, BMC Veterinary Research ( assistant editor 2011-17).

Scientific committee of all EVSSAR congresses and biannual meetings 1995-2007
Served 2 periods as member of the foundation educational committee of the IETS.

Regular invitations to chair plenary sessions at national and international conferences in my area (e.g. European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction Conferences; Barcelona 2002 Dublin, 2003, Barcelona 2004, EVSSAR/FECAVA Amsterdam 2005, Budapest, 2006, European Society for Domestic Animal reproduction, Vienna, 2003, and The 16th International Congress On Animal Reproduction, Budapest 2008. The20th Annual Conference ESDAR2016

Regular invitations to serve as external examiner or opponent on Ph.D. theses in foreign universities : see Evaluation work PhD External examiner, opponent
(1992-2017)
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Letters to the editor:
Watson, P Skancke, Ellen Margrete, Farstad, Wenche;Sampson, J, Bloomfield, L Scott, L.2006. Hepatitis in English springer spaniels in the UK, The Veterinary Record.

International acknowledgments
1. In Srsen et al, 1998. Effects of follicle stimulating hormone, bovine somatotrophin and okadaic acid on cumulus expansion and nuclear maturation of blue fox (Alopex lagopus ) oocytes in vitro, Zygote ,6, 299-309.
2. In McDougall et al. 1998. Changes in the number of follicles and of oocytes in ovaries of prepubertal, peripubertal and mature bitches. J Reprod Fertil. Suppl. 51, 25-31.
3. In Cheryl S. Asa, Karen Bauman, Peggy Callahan, Joan Bauman, Ditrich H. Volkmann and Wolfgang Jöchle. 2006. GnRH-agonist induction of fertile estrus with either natural mating or artificial insemination, followed by birth of pups in gray wolves (Canis lupus) Theriogenology, 66, issues 6-7, 1778-1782

Information through media

2001-07 Aftenposten newspaper FAQ on small animal reproduction
2004 Avisenes pressebyrå 2004 (Newspaper Press Bureau) Short popular science papers

Week 9 Sunt å holde hund (Keeping dogs as pets promotes human health)
Week 14 Slipp feromonene løs, det er vår (Let the pheromones loose- spring has arrived)
Week 19 Medisin til firbente (Medicines for pets)
Week 24 Dyresykdommer over landegrensene (Animal diseases moving across borders)
Week 30 «Flått» tid for hunden (”Tick-ing” times)
Week 35 Hunder som hoster (Coughing dogs)
Week 40 Diabetes hos hund og katt( Diabetes in dogs and cats)
Week 52 Jul og nyttårshelg for hunden (Christmas and new years for the dog)

2005 Forskningsdagene 2005. Artificial insemination-a way to conserve genes
2006: Kloning Aftenposten mai 2006
2007Kloning (Cloning and stem cells-radio interviews ) Intervju i NRK P2 radio tirsdag 9.1.07 og mandag 22.1.07
Selfangst : P3, 2007 (Radio debate on the welfare of seals during The Norwegian seal hunt.
22.7.08 . Stavanger aftenblad. Sjødin slakter veterinærråd. Intervju. Interview on case from the Norwegian Veterinary Forensic Council.

2009 Intervju i Adresseavisen om velferd hos pelsdyr.

2010. Intervju med Irina Lee i artikkel “Ut med pelsen”. Aftenpostens nettsider http://www.aftenposten.no/amagasinet/article3936833.ece
06.12.10.

2017 November ? Discussion in The Norwegian Parliament Industry Committee(Næringskomiteen) on Fur animal welfare and the use of fixating thongs for foxes for semen collection in males and artificial insemination of vixens.

Publications related to risk evaluations and government advisoery related work

A. Ek et al, Froeslie et al, Farstad et al . Annual reports of Det veterinærmedisinske rettsråd (The Norwegian Veterinary Forensic Council) 1986-2002. Printed versions. 2003-2004. www.mattilsynet.no . From 2005-10 www.rettsradet.no
Development of a new website for the Forensic council :www.rettsradet.no. 2011

B. The European Food Safety Authority

1.EFSA scientific colloquium Summary Report 2006. Food producing animals. Principles of risk assessment of food producing animals: current and future approaches. Discussion group 4, Animal Welfare. Dec 1-2 Parma, Italy. European Food Safety Authority, Oct 2006,156s (http://www.efsa.europa.eu/) Participant.

2.EFSA working group on cloning 2007: Scientific report on food safety, animal health and welfare and environmental impact of animals derived from cloning by somatic cell nucleus transfer (SCNT) and their offspring and products obtained from those animals? EFSA (http://www.efsa.europa.eu/) Final Opinion adopted on July 15, 2008. Updates for EU commissson 2009 and 2010.Invited expert.

3.The EFSA workshop on Release of GM mammals and birds, Parma 29.10.2010. Invited external expert.

C.The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (2007-2010)

1.Farstad W, Braastad B, Bøe K, Flåøyen A, Hjeltnes B, Hoel K, Håstein T, Rimstad E, Waagbø R Østerås O. 2007. Scientific Opinion on animal welfare aspects of the killing and skinning in the Norwegian seal hunt. Norwegian Scientific Committee on Food Safety. Animal Health and Animal Welfare.72p. www.vkm.no

2.Farstad W, Braastad B, Bøe K, Flåøyen A, Hjeltnes B, Hoel K, Håstein T, Rimstad E, Waagbø R Østerås O. 2007. Vurdering av smitterisiko ved fôring av oppdrettsfisk med ubehandlet villfanget fisk.(Risk assessment on transmission of diseases when farmed fish are fed untreated raw material from captured wild fish.) Norwegian Scientific Committee on Food Safety, Animal Health and Animal Welfare 21p www.vkm.no

3.Farstad W, Braastad B, Bøe K, Flåøyen A, Hjeltnes B, Hoel K, Håstein T, Rimstad E, Waagbø R, Østerås O.2008. Risikovurdering – Slakting uten forutgående bedøvelse. (Risk assessment on slaugthering animals for food production without the use of stunning). Norwegian Scientific Committee on Food Safety. Animal Health and Animal Welfare,6p.www.vkm.no

4.Farstad W, Braastad B, Bøe K, Flåøyen A, Hjeltnes B, Hoel K, Håstein T, Rimstad E, Waagbø R, Østerås O.2008. Risikovurdering i forbindelse med utarbeidelse av en positivliste over dyr tillatt for fremvisning i sirkus.(Risk assessment of animal welfare and creating a positive list for animals shown in circuses). Norwegian Scientific Committee on Food Safety . Animal Health and Animal Welfare, 83p.www.vkm.no

5.Farstad W, Braastad B, Bøe K, Flåøyen A, Hjeltnes B, Hoel K, Håstein T, Rimstad E, Waagbø R, Østerås O.2008. Risk assessment on the animal welfare and animal behaviour consequences of light intensity and light programmes in rooms where poultry are kept. Norwegian Scientific Committee on Food Safety. Animal Health and Animal Welfare, 16p.www.vkm.no

6.Mejdell CM, Kjæstad, HP, Lund V , Farstad, W. 2008. Report to The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety from the ad hoc group concerning stress and suffering in the killing of fur animals, 40p.www.vkm.no

7.Farstad W, Braastad B, Bøe K, Flåøyen A, Hjeltnes B, Hoel K, Håstein T, Rimstad E, Waagbø R, Østerås O. 2008.Risk assessment concerning the welfare of animals kept for fur production. Norwegian Scientific Committee on Food Safety . Animal Health and Animal Welfare Oslo, Norway, June 11, p 1-24. ISBN 978-82-8082-243-7. www.vkm.no

8.Alexander J, Bogen Hetland R, Vikse R, Dybing E, Sundstøl Eriksen G, Farstad W, Munro Jensen B, Paulsen JE, Utne Skåre J, Steffensen I-l, Øvrebø S.2008. Combined toxic effects of multiple chemical exposures. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety, Oslo, Norway . ISBN 978-82-8082-2321, 102p.www.vkm.no

PhD Student supervisor

Incomplete
1997-2002 Sanson G.H. Perinatal mortality in farmed blue foxes. The student did not finish his thesis due to other tasks (employed in private business).

Completed

1992 Valberg Nina. Reproduction in the blue fox. Thesis for PhD, Norwegian Agricultural University, Ås, Norway. Co supervisor.

1993 Krogenæs AK. Bovine in vitro fertilization-establishment and applications in basic and comparative research. PhD Thesis, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway. Main supervisor.

2004 Lyche, Jan L. Effects of perinatal exposure to individual PCB congeners on reproduction and immune function in goats. PhD thesis, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway.Co- supervisor.

2007 Waterhouse K. Sperm Quality in Relation to Semen Preservation and Field Fertility: a Flow Cytometric Study of Bull and Boar Spermatozoa. Thesis for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD), Norwegian School of Veterinary Science , Oslo, 2007. Main supervisor.

2010 Marianne Kraugerud: Endocrine disruption by persistent organic pollutants: effects studies using in vivo and in vitro models. Thesis for the degree of Philosophiae doctor , Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo .Norway,2010. Main supervisor.

2010. Camilla Kielland. Risk Factors associated with dairy cattle welfare in cubicle housing. Thesis for the degree of philosophiae doctor. Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway, 2010. Co supervisor

2011. Siv Klevar : Neospora caninum: prevalence in Norwegian dairy herds and immune responses with emphasis on parasite-NK cell interactions” . Thesis for the degree og Phiosophiae doctor, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, 2011. Co- supervisor.

2012 Anne Bang Nordstoga. Artificial insemination in sheep and goats. Main supervisor from 2009- 12.

2013 Vibeke Rootwelt. Dødfødsler og neonatale tap i norsk svineproduksjon (Stillborn and Perinatal Deaths in Norwegian Pig Breeding) 2009-2012 Co supervisor

Master thesis
2008-11 Freya van Kesteren. Reproduction in Ethiopian Wolves (Canis simensis). Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford, Tubney House, Abingdon Road, Tubney OX13 5QL, United Kingdom. 2011 Co supervisor.

ECAR residents

Exams completed
2002-05 Vibeke Rootwelt,Norway. Subspeciality Small Animal reproduction. Passed examination in 2005 and is now ECAR diplomate. Main supervisor

2005-09. Adam Martin., UK and Norway. Subspeciality Bovine herd health and reproduction. Passed exam 2009. Participated in supervising , clinical work and small animal reproduction.

2013-17 Caroline Sorknes Haadem. Norway.Subspeciality Equine reproduction. Passed exam 2017. Co-supervisor .

Incomplete
2011-14. Per Kristian Groseth. Norway. Subspeciality Bovine reproduction. Main supervisor. (Quit before exam due to private employment).

Postgraduate Research: post docs

1994-95 Post doc P.Lonergan Ire .Lonergan, P, E. Kommisrud, Ø. Andresen, A.O. Refsdal & W. Farstad. 1994. Use of semen from a bull heterozygous for the 1/29 translocation in an IVF programme. Theriogenology, 41, 1379-84.

1993-95 Post doc: Eva Nagyova, CZ:Nagyova, E., V. Srsen, J. Kalous, P. Kalab, P. Sutovsky & W. Farstad, 2000. Oocyte-cumulus interactions in blue fox oocytes. Proc. 4th Annual Conference of the European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction, Praha, November 23-25, 21.

1998 Mario Cinone IT Cinone M., W. Farstad, J.A. Fougner, G. Sanson, R.L. Sciorsci & P. Minoia. 1998. Induction of oestrus in the silver fox (Vulpes vulpes) by means of HCG, opioid antagonist and calcium. Abstr.XXIII Congress of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, Buenos Aires, October 5-10, 1998, 740. 4.

2001-03 Post docs Pedersen ME (N), Øzdas Ø B(T), Farstad W, Tverdal A, Olsaker I. 2005.Effects of bovine oviduct epithelial cells, fetal calf serum and bovine serum albumin on gene expression in single bovine embryos produced in the synthetic oviduct fluid culture system. Reproduction Fertility and Development 17, 751-757.

Postgraduate and Continuing Education
Course Invited Lectures:

1996 Lecturer. The First Nordic Symposium on Embryo Freezing, Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine, Oslo, Norway. Course master: Wenche Farstad

1998. Lecturer. Nordic Postgraduate Course on Animal Reproduction III. Reproduction in Wild Arctic Mammals. Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine, Oslo, March 2-8. Course masters: W. Farstad and Erik Ropstad

2003. Lecturer European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies 2nd Course in Reproduction.Pathology of Canine and Feline Reproduction, Physiology and Pathology of the Neonate, Hannover, Germany, 22-27. Sept. 2003.

2004 Lecturer at Centre for Reproductive Biology (CRU) Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University. Postgraduate course in Reproductive techniques in conservation biology, November 22-26, Ultuna Campus, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden. Course masters: Eva Axner

2006 NOVA Course : Lecture. Reproductive toxicology with emphasis on persistent endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment Norwegians School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Oslo, 6th– 11nd of November, 2006. Course masters: Erik Ropstad and Wenche Farstad

2007 Centre for Reproductive Biology (CRU) Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden Continuing Education Course: Reproductive endocrinology in vertebrates. Lecture Male reproductive physiology and endocrinology. Uppsala 3-8 June Course masters : Axner E Farstad W, Olovsson M, Andersson AM

2007. SEVU Continuing education Courses for Norwegian Veterinarians: Reproduction , obstetrics and neonatology in cats and dogs. Norwegian Scool of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway, Olavgaard hotel, June 8-10,2007.. Lecture Reproduction in the female dog. Course master: W Farstad, Indrebøe, A., Jæger G , Krogenæs, AK, Rootwelt V.

2010 Centre for Reproductive Biology (CRU) Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, Reproduction in male animals. CRU continuing education course:Lecture: Reproductive endocrinology in veretbrates. Uppsala, Sweden October 17-22,2010. Course master: Olovsson M.

2015 Universty of Tertu, Estonia. Scolarship lectures March

2016 Universty of Ghent, Belgium; Cryobiology Course. Cryopreservation and banking of dog semen. September 20-22, 2016

Scientific Evaluation work PhD External examiner, opponent
(1992-2017) 14 theses

1992 Gary CW England. The Royal Vet College University of London. External examiner PhD Thesis: The Cryopreservation of Dog semen.

1999 Bodil Strom Holst Evaluation committee Thesis In vitro Characterisation of Cryopreserved Spermatozoa. Swedish University of Life Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

1999 Steven S Metcalfe Master Thesis: Assisted Reproduction in the Bitch Institute of Reproduction and Development & Faculty of Science, Monash University

2000 Po Yin Chu Evaluation of PhD thesis. The Control of Endometrial Function in the bitch. Dep of Vet Sci, University of Melbourne, Australia.

2000 Eva Axner, Evaluation Committee Thesis : Sperm morphology and maturation in the Domestic cat( Felis silvestris catus) with special reference to the morphology and functionof the Epididymis. Swedish University of Life Sciences, Uppsala Sweden.

2001 Britta Bysted, evaluation and 1st opponent of thesis Periovulatory events and early embryonic development in the dog. (May 3,2001 defense). The Royal veterinary and Agricultural College, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003 Heli Lindeberg I opponent and evaluator of thesis Embryo Technology in the Farmed European Polecat (Mustela puterios)(defense Dec5,2003) , University of Kuopio, Finland.

2008 Alain Fontbonne. 1.opponent at doctoral dissertation of thesis. In vivo ovulation, oocyte maturation and fertilisation in the bitch.( 2 Ovulation, maturation ovocytaire et fécondation in vivo chez la chienne) Ecole Veterinaire,t Maisons Alfort, Paris, France.

2008 1.opponent at Abdul K Al Haider’s PhD dissertation Studies related to assisted reproduction in dogs: in vitro oocyte maturation and sperm cryopreservation, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK.

2008 Evaluation committee pre-examiner of Teija Pÿkönens doctoral thesis University of Kuopio, Finland

2009 Gry Tove Jæger coordinator and third opponent on her doctoral thesis The effects of gold bead implantation in a dog model with chronic joint arthritis A method of pain control. Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway.

2015. Supranee Jitpan ,Predictive Markers and Risk Factors in canine Pyometra. 1 opponent at doctoral dissertation PhD. Swedish University of Life Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.

2016 Swedish University of Life Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden Evaluation committee member 23.05 2016 Panisara Kunkutti : Sperm maturation and Conservation in Felids.

2017 Daniela Steckler, University of Pretoria, South Africa. External examiner and opponent PhD thesis: Assessment of female and male conception rate and correlation to quality o frozen-thawed semen in the dog. June 6th 2017.
Selected Public science lectures 2009 Reproduction and reproductive problems in the bitch and dog, including canine herpes virus infections in kennels. Invited lecture for The International Tibetian terrier congress, Thorbjørnrud hotel, Jevnaker, Norway , June 19-21.2009 Animal Welfare aspects of slaughtering. Invited lecture for the 5th anniversary of the Norwegian Scientific Committee on Food Safety, Oslo, September 9, 2009.2009. Donald Broom Honorary Seminar: The Impact of Research on Animal Welfare, Norwegian University of Life Scences Nov.19. Invited lecture: Animal Welfare is an Important Topic for The Norwgian Scientific Committee for Food Safety.2010 -11Reproduction in dogs and medical control of reproduction. Dechra seminar for veterinarians in small animal practice, Harstad, Norway, March 19, 2010, and Harstad ,May 28, 2011. 2010 Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, April 30, 2010. Drugs in veterinary Practice for medical control of reproduction in dogs. Virbac/NVH seminar.

Grants

1990-93 Norwegian Research Council:Reproduction and AI in foxes. Project to improve fertility in framed blue fox. Resulted in Higher doctorate degree and thesis Dr Med Vet in 1993 9 published papers.

1997 Denmark Nordic Ministry Council, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen , Denmark, Bovine IVF and embryo transfer.

2015. International exchange scholarship granted by The Archimedes (EEA/Norway Grants Scholarship programme) for lecturing and practical instruction in animal Reproduction at The Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tallinn,Estonia. March 9-14, 2015. Five lectures and three practicals. Mutual exchange with Andres Valdmann to NMBU.

Honours

At the 6th International Canine and Feline Symposium//EVSSAR conference in Vienna , Austria, July 9-11th 2008 I was awarded a lifelong honorary membership of The European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction.

In 2014 I was awarded the Silver Pin and Diploma for merits served to The Norwegian kennel Club.