Friday REPRO TIP - So what about trying to induce a heat cycle with OVUPLANT? Ovuplant is a hormone contained in a pellet that is marketed for use in horses. It is inserted in the mucosa of the vulva of the bitch and will pretty consistently induce heat within about 3-7 days, with breeding occurring about a week later.
ONE BIG DRAWBACK - ABOUT 1/3 OF BITCHES IMPLANTED WITH OVUPLANT WILL SHOW OUTWARD SIGNS OF HEAT, BUT WILL NOT OVULATE. This is really important to keep in mind because you may spend a lot of time, money on progesterone testing, and effort, only to later find out that the bitch never even ovulated! And we all know: no ovulation, no puppies!
If you'd like to discuss this or any other reproductive issue further, call us any time. Have a great weekend!