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pre mating tests?

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Taylorbaby, Apr 2, 2011.


  1. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    do dogs need any pre-mating tests? Likes cats need to be fiv/felv neg for example.

    I cant remember where I read it but it said that you need to have the herpes injections twice after the mating, but do they need anything else before mating?

    I dont have dogs by the way, Im genuinly interested! :)
     
  2. Tanya1989

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    Nope, the herpes (CHV) can be done before mating but a lot of people don't give the infection (bit silly really seeing at they can pick up the infection just by sniffing another dog- not even mating, so is quite easy to pick up).

    Some stud owners will request that the bitch has a course of anti biotics the week before mating (or during mating days).
     
  3. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    so its a good thing to have the herpes injections?

    why the course of anti-bs? just to make sure they are healthy?

    its amazing how much you need to learn, I was just browsing through the adverts of dogs and it just made me wonder with all those dogs how many really do any health tests / anything to do with mating, must be like 10% :blink:
     
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    I've never had any adverse effects that I could blame on the canine herpes jab, so for me there appear to be minimal risks associated with it, however, like with all vaccinations, there are risks so you can't say its 100% safe (risk of infection in needle site etc etc).

    Yep, basically just a short course of anti bios to limit any chance of infection (from kennel cough to pyometra).
     
  5. Taylorbaby

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    blimey it is a mindfield!! :blink:
     
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    No, cats are a mine field ;). A lot of people don't use either of the above, its not a necessity, the CHV is just a precaution, and will have no effect on a male dog if he catches it, apart from he'll likely pass it on. There has been a lot of research that the CH virus and the occurence of fading puppy/ absorbtions are correlated.
     
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