Pregnancy Successes Keep Coming!

Pregnancy Successes Keep Coming!
July 16, 2013 bremydogadmin

BreedMyDog is pleased to update recent pregnancy success on the dogs that have visited the Unit.

Here’s the most recent confirmed pregnancy from Ruby . This bitch came for her pregnancy scan at BreedMyDog yesterday , 15th July 2013.-

Pregnancy Scan 15 July 2013
Scan shows a 5 week old fetus in a labrador bitch pregnancy scan. The bladder is also visible
Ultrasound Scans confirmed a healthy 5 week pregnancy. Pedigree Labrador, Ruby , had never successfully fallen pregnant previously, despite several attempts at breeding.

But with blood progesterone monitoring and pre-mating checks on the bitch we sought the optimal time for mating. The Owner and breeder of Champion stud male , Zephyr, also visited the Unit for testing and we are pleased Ruby is expecting puppies early August.

Ruby was sampled by her home Vet . Her blood progesterone on 31 May was 2.3 nmol/litre. This level is well below ovulation.

A further sample recorded progesterone levels of “32 – 64″ nmol/l on 4th June. It was essential Ruby visited the Unit as soon as possible . We calculated she had probably ovulated at least 24 hours before, on 3rd June.

Optimal breeding is at 48 – 72 hours post ovulation in this case.

Mating took place just once on 6th July . which is quite late in this time period.

A positive outcome , we await a calm delivery!

Puppies are due in a variety of other breeds and, pleasingly, frozen semen recently exported to the States has resulted in a confirmed pregnancy by Trans-Cervical Insemination for a Stafford breeder with birthing again due in August 2013.

Scan shows a 5 week old fetus in a labrador bitch pregnancy scan. The bladder is also visible

Scan shows a 5 week old fetus in a labrador bitch pregnancy scan. The bladder is also visible