On day 1 of the estrus cycle I advise the owner of the bitch to have bacterial examination done of the reproductive tract to determine if there are any bacteria that can have a negative influence on the fertility. The owner of the bitch comes to the clinic with his bitch on day 7 of her estrus cycle were a blood sample is taken (1-2 ml). This blood sample is placed in a centrifuge machine from which the plasma is separated. Afterwards the plasma is removed and used for the progesterone test.
Depending on the result is it possible to give advice as to when another test should be done or to advice the owner as to when to have their bitch mated.