Timing of ovulation may be done using simple vaginoscopy or using blood progesterone at our clinic.

Timing of ovulation may be necessary because:

  • Breeders may want to time artificial insemination or matings
  • The bitch may have history of not conceiving
  • Breeders may want to manage a stud that is in high demand and avoid unnecessary matings with such stud
  • Studs that have reduced daily sperm output are preferably managed using ovulation timing in the bitch
  • Managing dual matings with studs of poor fertility and good fertility
  • Determining an accurate predicted date of delivery
  • Planning preparturient caesarean sections
  • Failure to ovulate may also be diagnosed