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  1. time between collections

    thanks for the messages i am taking him to be checked i just wanted to know after i had collected him what the best time to wait was before i collected him as i found mixed answers online on when i need to book him in .. some said u can collect a dog daily while others says weeks to months wait between
  2. time between collections

    how long after a collection can you collect again for semen testing? i collected a dog at home to check semen cloudyness at home after a clear vet collection. what i collected was cloudy so now wish to take him back to be tested ... how long would you wait ... im not collecting to use or freeze just to check fertility
  3. Fertility issue on a young dog

    got him home ysterday and he wanted to mate his mother so took opportunity and collected him... in 20 secs i got more fluid then they did with 2 tries at the vet and it was cloudy ... so looking ok .. started him on menevit too for now
  4. Fertility issue on a young dog

    Dog in 14 months old, went to collect him yesterday for an AI and he gave nothing .... got about 1-2mls of clear liquid but took a lot to get that from him (he was collected twice in an attempt to get something) used a teaser bitch that was spot on ready. 1. as we walked into the room he stopped halfway and froze so had to be dragged into the room 2. the nurse started to attempt a collection within 30 seconds so he was still tense ive done some reading and a seen a dog can withhold an ejaculation, especially if not happy with the situation? far as i know there is no infertility in the line any hopes or ideas to try and boost his fertility ? im thinking to try some male fertility tablets from the vet, and or Vitamin E and Zinc tablets (probably buy these anyways) but add either conceive well men or menevit? hes the best dog ive ever bred and there has already been huge interest in him as as stud dog and feeling so disappointing rigtht now
  5. Fertility issue on a young dog

    yeh i did the math and its actually cheap LOL i worked out the cost on buying the same vitamins etc as whats in it and its 10x more expensive the line of his sire is highly used around the world and ive never heard of any issues regarding the stud dogs used from the same lines. same really of the dams line. but yeh anything can happen im just very surprised a youn healthy dog is infertile and this particular dog of mine i have built up to for years .... just so dissapinting and hoping that it was just the situation and he just didnt ejaculate he wasnt in a good state of mind at the time .. was a bit scared n nervous with everything that was going on....
  6. Fertility issue on a young dog

    yeh it was his first ever "sexual" experience other then humping others. and he was tense when they started and he didnt even hump when he was being collected.. he wasnt into it at all ... im really hoping thats all it was but the fact there was zero sperm is concerning. yes ive contacted them about thier semen booster and its quite costly. but definitely an option
  7. Fertility issue on a young dog

    this is his maiden mating with a friends bitch and the service was free ... but a mating never happened with both bieng maidens and shes now been missed .... my issue is about the dog having zero sperm at the collection and wondering cos he was very tense being his first time if the issue was the or hes infact infertile and if there is anything i can do to boost a sperm count
  8. Fertility issue on a young dog

    he was going over a maiden but no matings never happened and shes gone off heat (this was in the bitches owners care not mine) but the issue is the collection showed Zero sperm
  9. whats the youngest youve seen or heard of a mating happening ... the puppy in question is 4 months 8 days old
  10. Age Balls should drop

    Turns out his balls had dropped he was just a fatty and there was fat under neath one
  11. Age Balls should drop

    most likely getting ahead of myself .. i have a litter of 6 week old puppies and not all balls are down .. the pick boy has none and the others are sold but a mix of some with balls and some with 1 and 2 with none. i understand i need to give them alot more time but looking to put my mind at ease that im worrying too early ? dams brother retained both balls (1 of only 2 males other one was fine) dams first litter ALL boys had their balls at 6 weeks. any suggestions ... ive read to give zinc or vitamin e but struggling to find vitamin e powder that doesnt cost a milllion dollars for 500g.
  12. What is the youngest you have used a stud dog.
  13. My bitch has just turned 2 years old and has been fine her whole life... she had her first litter a few months ago and towards the end of her pregnancy she started fly snapping after eating, i thought maybe as people get it maybe she was experiencing heart burn/indigestion and it would go away after the pups were born. She is still doing it She is eye screened all clear, so there is no issues with her eyes.... She doesnt do the seizure type movement she just looks at something then snaps at it. Its only after eating and goes away afterwards. has anyone else had this with thier dog and what was the treatment for it ? thanks
  14. Importing semen from NZ

  15. Importing semen from NZ

    who has done this recently? what did you pay ? i was surprised to get quoted only a few $100 less then importing semen from UK & USA ?? why would you import from NZ when only slightly more u can go overseas ?
  16. Importing semen from NZ

    Tasmania is also over seas but doesnt cost $2000 to get semen from
  17. Importing semen from NZ

    my point is there is no quarantine or health tests required from NZ why does it cost to same to import from USA or UK ? i imported semen from USA 4 years ago it cost me less then its going to cost me to import from NZ. i would have thought NZ would have been not much difference then moving frozen semen around Australia, just a little but more cos of the further flight
  18. Fly Snapping after eating

    thank you just googled that and she shows no signs of any of those thing .. she is 100% happy fit healthy shiny happy dog .. and doesnt fly snap every time she eats.... she didnt respond to the tablets so weve put it down to habit, its fully controllable so no seizure etc present... if shes doing it shell stop when told too. i give her breakfast along side her puppy and she doesnt fly snap then, only at dinner time feed.
  19. Fly Snapping after eating

    He said if the cortisone didnt work its just a habit, she also licks her feet. Talking to other breeders it seems alot i spoke to had a dog that did the odd similar thing, feet licking, tail chewing, fly snapping, air licking.
  20. Fly Snapping after eating

    vet is not overly concerned has given cortisone to see if shes allergic to the food but has said the same as what i was thinking ... habit/ocd
  21. Fly Snapping after eating

    interesting researching some more and have come across vaccine side effects, one of them is neurological caused by the distemper part of the vaccination and it has reminded me that the same bitch reacted poorly to her puppy vaccine too ... got very sick.
  22. Fly Snapping after eating

    Weirdest thing of all too, ive changed her feeding, 1/2 cup morning an 1 cup at night (instead of 1 1/2 at night) she doesnt fly snap in the morning , only at night. Ive also changed the dry from a 32% protein to a 25% protein. She is being booked into the vet next week.
  23. Fly snapping on a pregnant bitch

    Bitch in question is 2 weeks pregnant and last night we noticed she was fly snapping and she was doing it again tonight... a quick recall and she would stop every time. She is also a foot licker. she fed on a grain free diet. any ideas? a new habit? she was fine before being bred
  24. Breeding Consecutive Heats

    Been doing some research into this "touchy" topic and would love to hear others thoughts . im under the belief that mother nature (the wild) dogs will breed every heat in a pack situation. Its only us who think its unethical to do so. ive read a scientific studies that showed a bitch who was bred every heat did much better then a bitch who bred every second heat. they dissected the uterus after they had bred the bitches and desexed them and found the ones the most damage to be the ones who bred every other heat. And the uterus of the one who bred every heat to be in fairly good condition. It said that a bitch who has a heat and doesnt whelp puppies doesnt have a cleaning out effect of the uterus (this is part what can cause pyo) also it said bitches who arent bred every heat are more prone to cancer,s pyo ad false pregnancies etc thoughts?
  25. Fly Snapping after eating

    well thats why i said above i thought it might be pregnancy related "reflux" like women get cos i know what it can be like when u get heart burn and it feels liek its in ur chest/throat/mouth and i thought it could be just how she was dealing with it. the puppies she had a re 12 weeks old and i only noticed yesterday she was still doing it or starting it again. she is due back on heat soon. i dont think it is food related cos she was fed that dry for a long time before the litter.