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FEMALE INFERTILITY TESTING

If you have scheduled an appointment for an infertility evaluation, please print the following form and bring in the completed form to your appointment: 
Bitch history for reproductive evaluation FORM #11

If your bitch is having problems with normal heat cycles, getting pregnant or carrying a litter to term, there are several reproductive tests that can be performed. 

1.  Reproductive hormone testing:

  • Progesterone: We run this test in-house and have accurate results in about 2 hours.  
  • LH: same day results
  • Estrogen
  • Testosterone
  • Thyroid

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2. Laboratory tests offered:

  • Vaginal cytology: in-house vaginal smears to assess period in estrous cycle
  • Vaginal cultures: sent out for bacterial/Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma evaluations
  • Brucellosis
  • DNA/genetics testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Herpes virus titer

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3. Ultrasound - For females with a history of losing litters or problems with conception, ultrasound can help visualize abnormalities of the uterus or ovaries. .

4. Transcervical/surgical diagnostic procedures:

  • Uterine biopsy
  • Uterine culture
  • Vaginal canal scoping/culture/biopsy -- We utilize both a rigid and flexible scope with a camera to allow us to visualize growths or congenital abnormalities in the vaginal canal that may be causing unusual bleeding or breeding problems.

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