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Pre Breeding Tests for Dog

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These tests will help ensure the breeder of a normal healthy litter.

LYME (differentiates between vaccinal and natural Lyme exposure)WESTERN BLOT OR IDEXX SNAP-3D LYME TEST



CULTURE (Mycoplasma)


THYROID TEST (T4) If the dog is over 4 or has had a 'miss' on a prior breeding

The Hip Dysplasia Test

This evaluate the level of dysplasia (abnormal growth) in each hip joint

The hips’ X-rays are taken and showed to a board of evaluator.

Score between 0 – 53 should each hip joint. The ‘hip score’ is the sum of the values given for each joint low as zero is best and 106 the worst.

Breeding dogs should have score below the breed average

A scored canine must be at least a year old. (each canine is only scored once in its lifetime)

The Elbow Dysplasia Test

• Degree of abnormality of elbow or dysplasia identifies by this test.

Each elbow is scored from 0-3, (0 is best and 3, is the worst). The dog’s ‘score’ is the highest value of either elbow (if 1 is 0 and the other ‘two’ then the score for that dog will be ‘two’). Recommended dogs for breeding are with score of 0 or 1 only.

Dogs only socered once in the life and have to be at least one year old

Dogs only socered once in the life and have to be at least one year old

Fee includes the charges from your vet for sedation/an aesthesia and X-ray.

The International Sheep/Dog Society Eye Test

This tests for inherited eye diseases in certain breeds

Generally the Ideal age for this test is before a dog reaches 12th months of age. Afterward on an annual basis if they are to be used for breeding

You must meet a veterinary who is selected as eye panelist; details can be taken from him.

Once the recommended health screens have been considered, ponder of about the existing health of your canine; ensure that vaccinations and worming are up to date. A fully-vaccinated dam is important as she will be able to convey early protection against disease to her pups.

An unvaccinated dog is more likely to produce a litter that may succumb to sickness including one known as ‘fading pup’s syndrome’. This is a complex sickness that has no one single cause although several factors are thought to add a contribution, an significant one being lack of protective immunity from the dam that can be provided by vaccination.

These a few tests/procedures performed prior to the dog get warmth may make all the difference in bring into being a litter of live good physical shape pups. These procedures will give the continuity to good health of your dam. Also, they ensure the safety of the stud dog if a natural breeding should wish, and they can assist to safeguard the stud's repute to prevent unnecessary failure in breeding. We like to begin 30 days before to going warm of dog. It is necessary to meet problems by treatment timely, if any problem is facing your dog.

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