Animal Reproduction Services
Dr. Skipworth and his skilled veterinary team in Richmond are happy to provide reproductive services for pet owners and breeders alike. Whether you need to help your pet through a pregnancy or require a specific service for your breeding animal, we’re here to help you. We offer pet reproduction services weekly, from artificial insemination to progesterone testing, and work closely with several reputable breeders in the area. Our goal is to always help people and their companions through the challenges of animal reproduction, and make the process less stressful for everyone involved.
Progesterone Level Testing
For experienced pet breeders, progesterone testing is an important step in determining the breeding schedule. This procedure involves checking the progesterone levels the female is producing, and helps us predict when ovulation will take place. Testing can be performed within 5 days of the heat cycle.
When progesterone levels reach 2.5ng/ml, a breeding schedule can be established (or we need to arrange for a semen sample to be shipped in). Post-ovulation, the female’s progesterone levels should be between 10 and 80 ng/ml, which is vital for sustaining a pregnancy.