[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Whelping Question

  • From: barbara17236@xxxxxxx
  • To: skozub@xxxxxxxxxxx, Showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:57:40 -0400

Progesterone testing has really become popular due to the use of fresh chilled, 
and frozen semen.? Plus, shipping, or boarding your bitch can cause her to not 
ovulate as she normally does.? 
We had a CH Golden Retriever bitch staying at the kennel while her owner was 
out of town.? She stays with us whenever mom goes out of town for work or dog 
shows. This bitch usually ovulates around the same time into her season.? Well, 
we kept taking her for testing and she just wasn't moving along.? Finally, her 
owner came back and took her home.? She continued testing her.? She finally 
ovulated on day 27!?? She had a healthy, large litter 63 days from her 27th day 
of season.

B Hively






-----Original Message-----
From: Sandra Kozub <skozub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tue, Jul 14, 2009 10:22 am
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Whelping Question



At 08:32 AM 7/14/2009 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi Amy:
>My reproduction vet has me count 9 weeks (63 days) from the ovulation 
>date....not breeding date.? In the old days, progestering testing was not 
>available, and we used the first breeding date.? This is why whelping date 
>could be 57 - 63 days from date of first breeding.
>
>Of course, unless you know the ovulation date, you really are at nature's 
>mercy as to when the pups will arrive.? Also, pups can arrive a day or two 
>prior or after ovulation date, too.
>
>What is her rectal temperature?? You are looking for a drop to 98.???, and 
>then a rise back up to almost normal.? The litter will arrive when the 
>number is back up, not at a low number.?
>
>FYI - This current litter, my bitch and the stud had their first tie 4 
>days before she ovulated.? This explains why her previous litters, no 
>progesterone testing done, arrived 4 days after her due?date.
>
>Good luck with the babies.
>
>B Hively

We had a bitch years ago that we tried to breed 3 times after she finished 
her Championship.   She did not get pregnant
any of those times.      Although her seasons appeared to be totally
normal, we decided to do the progesterone testing.   I had to drive well 
over 100 miles each way & each day after her 7th day.
Anyway, we found that she did not ovulate until day 21 - 22.   She really 
was not interested in breeding at that time, but did allow
it.   Anyway, she had 9 healthy puppies.   Her second litter we did not do 
the testing but instead bred her on the 20th day
& she had another large, healthy litter.    I really do believe in the 
testing if a bitch seems to have any problems.

Sandy
Sandra Kozub
KcK Kennels
http://iweb.tntech.edu/rkozub/kennel.htm

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