The most common cause of a missed conception is improper timing of mating.
Many methods have been used in the past to determine the ideal time to implant, including vaginal smears, vaginoscopy, electrical conductivity, vaginal discharge appearance, but all of these do not accurately reflect the hormone changes that cause these external signs. The most precise method to determine the correct timing of mating is accurate progesterone testing.
At All Dogs Breeding Services we are able to perform progesterone testing using the Minividas progesterone assay machine and have results in 75 minutes. This state of the art equipment enables tracking of the progesterone curve including difficult large breeds (twice daily if necessary) to maximize chances of a successful breeding.
Progesterone testing isn't as simple as determining a number – there are many factors that impact to determine the best time to breed. For those interested in learning more about progesterone testing visit our library on All Dogs Breeding Services and explore the seven deadly sins of progesterone testing and see how it is used to determine the cycle variations so important in success with frozen semen.