K9 Fertility Clinic
Tudor house is one of the Midland’s only k9 fertility clinics, run by a team of vets and vet nurses as well as some of the UK’s most experienced reproduction experts.
Progesterone testing for ovulation is by far one of the best and safest methods to detect your female’s perfect mating day.
Not only does this give you a higher chance of a positive pregnancy but it also helps to improve litter size.
Our AIA 360 Progesterone machine is one of the market leaders in this field giving you your results in just 30 minutes.
Remember taking blood from an animal must only be performed by a vet or veterinary nurse under a vets supervision
REVERSE PROGESTERONE TESTING FOR WHELPING
Unfortunately from time to time breeders can’t always be 100% sure on what day of pregnancy their female may be on and more importantly if their female decides to whelp earlier than expected.
Not only does this cause many watchful sleepless nights but it also causes all sorts of problems when a planned C section needs to be booked.
All C sections booked at Tudor House Vets will receive a reverse progesterone test prior to the surgery taking place.
Canine Artificial Insemination
With the risk of infection and unwanted viruses’ natural mating’s are becoming a thing of the past.
Access to high-quality genetics by shipping fresh chilled or frozen semen from a distant stud dog.
Allows breeders to facilitate breeding that could not happen through natural means.
Artificial insemination is especially useful within the bulldog breeds, some females may have ‘Welling’ which means a pocket of blood is sat within the tract causing an unlikely positive pregnancy result. This ‘Well’ is easily drained during the artificial insemination process and usually a course of antibiotics to take home would suffice.
Canine Pregnancy Scanning
Tudor House offers Ultrasound pregnancy scanning / Pregnancy confirmation using only the market-leading ultra-sound equipment. This is a non-invasive procedure and, in most cases, doesn’t require the animal to be clipped or shaved nor does it require an anaesthetic.
It is advisable to scan between days 28 and 35 from the last day of mating for reliable pregnancy detection results. Ultrasound scanning also gives us the opportunity to detect other issues such as foetal reabsorption and pyometra.
Canine Sperm Testing
There are many reasons why a successful mating may not occur and one of the reasons may be down to the stud dog’s semen.
Here at our Tudor House we aim to inform breeders of the quality, quantity and mobility of their stud dog’s semen.
Semen analysis is done using specialist equipment at our premises, we can determine if there are any visible problems with the semen such as poor mobility or physical defects.
If the sperm is found to be of good quality but lacking in suitable mobility an extender can be used to boost the sperm and achieve the desired result.
Canine Sperm Chilling and Shipping
Tudor House has become one of the most popular choices for the sending and receiving of Chilled semen around the globe.
With our expert knowledge and experience with Chilling services, we can talk breeders through the whole process.
Our services include collection, testing, chilling and dispatch worldwide.
X-Rays for Precise Puppy Count
There are lots of moments of anticipation when your girl is pregnant. One of those big moments is confirming the pregnancy with ultrasound and Likely the biggest moment of anticipation is finding out how many puppies you’re expecting. An accurate puppy count makes the whelping process easier for the breeder- since you should know when you’re finished.
At Tudor House, we recommend performing x-rays as opposed to ultrasound to get accurate puppy counts. There are many pros and cons to each, but one of the advantages of X-rays is accuracy of the litter count, and lower costs for the owner.
Some of the other advantages of X-rays is we can compare fetus size to the size of the pelvic canal, and the fetus positions. If the puppies (usually their heads) are too large, the dam will have a hard time whelping. If so, we can discuss the options for an elective c-section.
X-rays most often give us an exact count of the litter!
We recommend performing a radiograph puppy count between 55 and 58 days of gestation.
With every C section performed at Tudor House an automatic X-ray will be performed just before your surgery commences.
What does that mean to you?
Your girls X-ray will show a detailed picture of each and every puppy that she’s carrying, giving you an accurate puppy count at no extra cost.