The Zim Family Cocker Spaniel Forum

An Online Community Of Cocker Spaniel Lovers
Click here to go to the main Zim Family Cockers web site

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Progesterone tests
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:28 pm 
Offline
Active Forum Member
 Profile

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:37 pm
Posts: 91
Does anyone have experience with in-home progesterone test kits?
What brands have you tried?
Were the results easy to read?
Are they accurate for live stud visits?
Are they accurate enough for timing artificial insemination with a fresh chilled sample?


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Progesterone tests
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:56 pm 
Offline
Forum Moderator
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:17 pm
Posts: 1624
Location: Northern Alberta, Canada
If I was paying for live chilled semen and artificial insemination I would not cheap out on progesterone testing. Having the perfect timing is KEY for that process, so I would be taking my girl to the vet to pinpoint ovulation as precisely as possible.

I know many, many breeders and I don't know a single one that uses the home testing kits, so I would suspect that their accuracy isn't that great. Just my thought.

_________________
Kelly & the KLAD Cockers
Jack Jack, Sylvie, Kermit & Opie
http://www.kladcockers.com


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Progesterone tests
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:54 am 
Offline
Active Forum Member
 Profile

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:37 pm
Posts: 91
That's exactly what I wanted to hear, thank you!


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Progesterone tests
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:11 pm 
Offline
Recommended Breeder
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:23 pm
Posts: 206
I second what Kelly said, however, on one breeding forum I lurk on, I have read very positive things about the in-home kit from several experienced breeders (not cocker breeders) who use them. I might try them some time when I'm breeding at home to my stud just to see how they work...


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Progesterone tests
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:37 pm 
Offline
Active Forum Member
 Profile

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:37 pm
Posts: 91
Thanks, do you know what brand(s) they use and where the buy them?


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Progesterone tests
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:33 pm 
Offline
Recommended Breeder
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:23 pm
Posts: 206
I believe there is only one manufacturer, but I don't remember the name. I think you could probably just google them.
Gale


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron




Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
This forum is owned and operated by:  Jim Zimmerlin  
Donations to help pay for our web server costs can be made here