Dr. Mary Tatum did the procedure today and said everything went great. Now the waiting begins.
Yes, you need to have good thaw motility and exact timing. If either is off the results of one puppy is usually worse than none. Always try and obtain the post thaw motility before buying semen. You couldn't give it to me if the motility is bad. Good luck-let us know how it turns out. I have had females that had 12 with the same dog naturally and with the same exact timing none with AI.Buns in the oven last Thursday with the previously singleton mom and the stud's post thaw semen quality was in the mid 90's and the timing smack dead on so we'll see how it goes this time
I hope the jinx is broken for me this year regarding frozen semen surgical AIs. I've done several in a row the last few years with good repro vets with no pups. I even shipped a bitch from OKC to Mary Tatum for a frozen surgical AI to Boss a few years back and the dog only whelped 2 pups. Hope your luck is better than mine.I wish you all the luck Terry. I personally never had much luck with frozen AI.
Here's to a big litter....
When Dr Kit Kampschmidt did my girls last AI we had 58% post law motility and got lucky and had 11 pups. The first breeding was about the same motility and 3 pups.
My Sis in law Scotty just bred her bitch AI (Tiger McBunn) and looks like 7 or 8 pups.
FINGERS CROSSED for you guys!!!
BobbyI Like Tex..lol..
Just make sure you have someone you know that is experienced assist (instructional) you as needed. It really helped me and very much appreciated. It might help with making an informed decision. I ran into almost a full gamut of issues: no temp drop, one pup delivered 13 hours early and a midnight emergency run to check others, next three pups delivered on schedule and quickly, a delay in the next pup so back to vet, dead pup blocking the road, very slight dose of oxytocin to try and stimulate w/o blowing out uterus and finally a c-section. With 40+ hours straight, I finally got some sleep with 10 healthy pups. Be prepared for anything and have a good vet.Thanks for all of the luck sent our way. My girl stayed with Dr Tatum for 5 days so that we could get the best timing. I never realized how much went into a breeding and we are just getting started. Do any of you use a service called Whelp Wise? http://www.whelpwise.com/ What was your experience?