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Transcervical Insemination:   With the aid of a long, slender scope slowly introduced into the vaginal canal, the cervical opening is visualized and a sterile, flexible catheter is passed through the opening into the uterus, where the semen is directly deposited.  One of the main advantages of this type of insemination is that there is no anesthetic needed as the bitch usually will stand quietly for the procedure.  

     Fresh, chilled, and frozen semen call all be inseminated using this technique.

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Requirements for transcervical insemination (TCI)

  • Copy of most recent Brucellosis test results for BOTH stud dog and bitch (if last test was run more than 1 year ago, we will require one be run in house at time of collection)
  • Both animals require a reproduction exam by Animal Hospital of Woodstock within the past year (fresh semen usage only)
  • Copy of progesterone test confirming ovulation (can be run in-clinic if needed) Please contact us for progesterone protocol if you are inseminating with frozen semen
  • LH testing (frozen semen usage only)

Inseminating with fresh or chilled semen:

On the day of insemination, if you are bringing in your bitch (you are the owner) and the stud dog owner is bringing in the stud dog for collection, there is no paperwork required. 

For the bitch agent/handler
If you are sending in an agent/handler with your bitch, the following form needs to be completed and returned to us. (If you are emailing form, send to repro@animalhospitalofwoodstock.com)
Agent authorization for bitch breeding FORM #1

For the stud dog agent/handler
If you are sending an agent/handler with your stud dog to be collected for the insemination, the following form needs to be completed and returned to us. (If you are emailing form, send to repro@animalhospitalofwoodstock.com)
Agent authorization for semen collection, evaluation and usage FORM #2

Inseminating with frozen semen:

Timing is critical when using frozen semen since frozen semen only lives 12-18 hours once thawed. Therefore, we utilize LH testing as well as progesterone testing to better pinpoint the best day for insemination.  Blood must be drawn at the same time everyday starting day 5 of the estrous cycle, processed and frozen.  If you are having the blood drawn at another clinic please follow the link below for our LH protocol to give to your other veterinarian to follow. 
When your bitch ovulates (progesterone about 5.0 ng/ml) we will need to have you bring in or ship the LH serum your vet has been storing.  We will run the LH test in our clinic.
LH protocol FORM #13

On the day of insemination, if you are bringing in your bitch (you are the owner), the following form needs to be completed and returned to us. (If you are emailing form, send to repro@animalhospitalofwoodstock.com)
Authorization of frozen semen thaw, prep and inseminate FORM #8

For the bitch agent/handler
If you are sending in an agent/handler with your bitch, the following form needs to be completed and returned to us. (If you are emailing form, send to repro@animalhospitalofwoodstock.com)
Agent authorization for bitch breeding FORM #1
Authorization of frozen semen thaw, prep and inseminate FORM #8

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