Greyhound Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Artificial insemination is the process by which a bitch is inseminated using semen that has been frozen.
Progesterone levels of the bitch are tested to ensure we perform the insemination at the appropriate time for conception. Surgical artificial insemination involves a general anaesthetic for the bitch. A small incision is made in the abdomen and the defrosted semen is injected directly into the uterus.
We recommend the first test is conducted around seven days from when the bitch is first noticed bleeding. Depending on the result we will contact you to tell you when the next test is required.
It is typical to run three or four progesterone tests on each bitch.
The tests are run locally at Gribbles Veterinary Pathology laboratory. We normally receive the results between 2pm and 3pm. We will give you a call as soon as we receive it to organise your next visit. Make sure you are contactable on the day of a progesterone test.
The cost includes surgery, registration of the insemination, around four progesterone tests and a scan performed at 24 days of pregnancy. The final cost will depend on the number of progesterone tests required. Contact us for an estimate.
After day 24 of pregnancy. We will give you a discharge sheet at the time of leaving the hospital which includes the date for your free scan and an expected whelping date.
Yes we do but it costs more per test.
Go on to the Greyhound Australasia website and follow the prompts. A DNA test kit will be sent to you. You then need to make an appointment at the clinic and make sure you bring the test kit and the bitch’s ORIGINAL registration papers to the appointment.