artificial insemination

(Small animal)

At our clinic we offer artificial insemination for your dog, this involves:

Collection: collecting semen from a stud dog is very simple, a female in season is used to "tease" the male. He is then stimulated to cause ejaculation which is collected.

Evaluation: After collecting the semen, the sperm needs to be checked to ensure sufficient concentration, adequate motility and normal anatomical appearance. This is done under a microscope.

Insemination: If the sperm are adequate and appear normal the female can be inseminated immediately using a "straw" that is placed into the bitches cervix. This can also be done with chilled semen that has been sent to the clinic.

It is recommended that the bitch is progesterone tested to find the most fertile period for the artificial insemination to be successful.

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about artificial insemination please phone the clinic on 074681 1523.