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    I am looking for some feedback on how this process works. Does this cause the dog to go into heat immediately or in a period of time? Does this usually trigger typical 6 month cycles from there? Any feedback on breeding success if the dog has never had a visible heat cycle and then breeding her on an induced cycle?

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    First you need to run a progesterone test to make sure she isn't already coming into heat. Then you use the ovulplant pellet. She will come into heat within 3-5 days. The heat cycle progresses quickly, so you need to be ready to run progesterone tests to target ovulation.

    It shouldn't disrupt her normal cycle, so if she usually cycles at 6 months, her next heat after the implant would be 6 months.

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    How old is the bitch? They say if she has not cycled ON HER OWN once , not to induce. But I would have to think that depends on how old she is . I would probably not induce before 2 + yrs old.
    That being said, I have induced Olive twice. Once at 3 years old, ( she had 2 seasons naturally ) I used cabergoline that time. It took seven weeks for her to come in and she did not get pregnant. The stud dog had questionable semen , so I am not attributing lack of success to the bitch.
    I just brought her back in again, 10 months after the first time. She did not come in on her own so I used an ovuplant. That was awesome . Inserted subcu into vulva day 1 , started spotting day 6, progesterone tested everyday until ovulation, at day 5. Everything DID move in a faster order.
    She was bred on Christmas day and other days and now the wait is on. The implant was removed the day of the last breeding.
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    What ,if any health risk's are possible?

    I'm sure it depends on the region ,but what is the approximate cost for the process?

    My female has only cycled once a year and it is in the winter months,and I'd like to do a natural breeding,but the stud is already down south for the year.
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    This time,I have about $600 into procedures and Prog testing so far. Could have been more but my vet did the insert and removal at a REALLY great rate of an office call per procedure.
    Last time I think the caberoline was about $50 a week, for 7 weeks. The progesterone testing was about 80 per test X 5 , and then I had some vet costs of about $125 for the bitch. ( I also had stud dog work done).
    It is not inexpensive, and you will work to find ovuplants. I bought mine from another breeder.
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    Thanks Bridget.
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    Just from a quick search I found this article which may be of some importance on litter size with Ovuplant,I dont know the reliability of the sight/author.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23279545
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    The bitch that I am inquiring about just turned 2 and has never come in on her own. Thanks for the information.

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    I will let you know how mine turns out...
    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn White View Post
    Just from a quick search I found this article which may be of some importance on litter size with Ovuplant,I dont know the reliability of the sight/author.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23279545
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