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Iddex Testing and results

We recommend those travelling or who are not familiar with their bitches cycle  to test for ovulation to cut out wasted trips and avoid stress to the bitch.
A bitch will only mate and conceive On the days when she is fertile sadly this is not something we can control And it isn't the same for every bitch  we have seen bitches fertile from day 7 to 32  From the first sign of bleeding.

Some vets offer in house testing others can just draw blood for you to send away using the Iddex test which is available here.

Your vet or vet nurse can take the blood sample required and you can ship it special delivery making it efficient.

You can do the first progesterone test on around the 7th-9th day of her season.

Possible reults are-

Below 1.0 ng/ml (3.18nmol/L)  - 2.0 ng/ml (6.36nmol/L) - Advise re test again in 2  days

2.0(6.36nmol/L) to 4.9 ng/ml (12.72nmol/L) Advise Test again in 24 hours until you achieve 5.5ng/ml or above

5.0 (15.9nmol/L) -5.5ng/ml (17.4nmol/L) OVULATION- Take to stud to breed In 2-3 Days time

11(34.9nmol/L) to 19 ng/ml(60.4nmol/L) - ACTION - BREED NOW

OVER 20 ng/ml(63.6nmol/L) - Ovulation has finished if receptive breeding can take place but chances are reduced.

Important  note please only use blood tests that measure progesterone in Nmol or Ng 

Tests that work on a colour change chart , or a vaginal swab have proven not to be  accurate.