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Thread: Questions about Inducing Heat Cycles?

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    Default Questions about Inducing Heat Cycles?

    What are the Pro's / Con's and all the info you've got. Thanks in advance...
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    It has not worked well for me and several others I know. They come in heat but I don't think they drop that many eggs. 1 pup, c-section, lots of expenses and I wouldn't do it again. Wait for nature 10-12 pups.
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    This has been discussed more than few times.. here's a couple threads
    http://new.retrievertraining.net/for...light=ovuplant
    http://new.retrievertraining.net/for...ght=heat+cycle
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    Have only done this once several years back and it did not produce pups. It brought her into season but she never ovulated. Three months later she came into season on her own and was successfully bred.
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    As ErinsEdge said, we've tried this and although we didn't need a c-section, we drove four days round trip to Montana for the natural breeding plus all the other time and expenses required in having a litter to only have one pup. Bitch has previously had 10 and then 7 following the singleton. Never again.

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    Nancy and Melanie, What did you use? How soon did the bitch come in? Did you prgesterone ?
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    DES. Yes, bred with progesterones and she ovulated. Mine went over a year so I decided to try it. Mine actually came in heat the same day I started the pills so he said she had to be on the verge. It seemed like she kept swelling and nothing happened prior to that. Subsequent breeding she came in heat normally.
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    I also used DES. Just pulled out my 2010 calendar. Started it on May 11 and she came in on May 15. That was about 8 1/2 months from her previous cycle when she was bred and had the 10 pups. That's about an average cycle for her so maybe she was closing to coming in as Nancy's bitch was. Yes, we did progesterone. We always do even for natural breedings.

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    I just induced a bitch , who has very irregular seasons with Cabergolene, still took about 6 weeks for her to come in, and she was bred to my old guy, who has proximal droplets. I find out tomorrow if it took...day 29 ultrasound
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    Now that you mention it, I used Cabergoline one time as well though I am completely drawing a blank as to what bitch I used it on and what the result is. Maybe Nancy will remember. She may have a better memory of what I have done than I do. If I have an aha moment, I will post what the result was.

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