Canine Reproduction

Professional services offered, but not limited to:

  • Veterinary¬†professional consultation customized for your animal and needs
  • Complete physical examination for reproductive soundness
  • Diagnosis and treatment of reproductive disorders
  • High risk pregnancy maintenance and care
  • Infertility diagnosis and treatment
  • Breeding and whelping assistance
  • Semen freezing and storage
    • Semen collection and evaluation
    • Semen processing, freezing, and shipping: domestic or foreign
  • Breeding supplies:
    • Puppy Pak Shipping kit with media and instructions for collecting and shipping fresh-extended, chilled semen
    • Cryokit and instruction for shipping semen directly to ICSB for freezing
  • Specialized sperm retrieval techniques
    • Epididymal sperm retrieval post-mortem or post-castration and preparation for immediate use or cryopreservation
  • Artificial insemination
    • Using fresh semen
    • Using fresh-chilled semen
    • Using frozen semen (includes semen preparation for use)
  • Surgical insemination using fresh or fresh-chilled semen
  • Surgical insemination using frozen semen
  • Transcervical insemination (TCI) using fiber-optic endoscopy
  • Guided perinatal care, from conception to weaning
  • Cesarian section and specialized surgeries
  • Laboratory services
    • Alkaline phosphatase (semen)
    • Brucella canis
    • Bacterial culture (aerobic, anaerobic, Mycoplasma)
    • Complete blood count and serum chemistries
    • DNA profile (for AKC and UKC)
    • DNA collection and submission for breed specific genetic diseases
    • Leutinizing hormone assay
    • Progesterone assay (quantitative and qualitative)
    • Thyroid hormone levels and certification
    • Vaginal cytology
  • Breeding supplies available: collecting sheaths, cones, inseminating rods
  • Ultrasound imaging for pregnancy detection (as early as 16 days)
    • With photographs and/or videotape of live fetuses
  • Ultrasound imagining for reproductive soundness examination
  • Microchip identification
  • Immunizations/Vaccinations
  • Spay and neuter
  • Soft tissue surgery and customized, specialized care