TARGET Canine Ovulation Test Kit

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x 6 Tests

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Canine Ovulation – To Determine The Optimum Breeding Time

Test applicable to: Dog
Sample: Serum or Plasma – For Veterinary Use Only
(not for sale to members of the general public)

TARGET Canine Ovulation Test is a rapid semi-quantitative ELISA test on a membrane for the visual estimation of the Progesterone level in plasma or serum of the bitch. Its main use is to determine and monitor the period of ovulation to predict the correct time to mate.

Canine Progesterone

Ovulation is triggered by Luteinising Hormone (LH) which peaks two days before ovulation. Progesterone levels then begin to rise at the same time as the LH surge. After ovulation, the ovocytes take 2-3 days to ripen making the most fertile period 5-6 days after the initial rise in Progesterone. Thus measuring Progesterone is the most accurate method of determining the correct time to mate.

Sample Preparation

A centrifuge is essential to prepare the sample from whole blood. Samples must not contain red cells or any significant amount of haemolysis (red colour) or lipaemia (white colour/fat). It is recommended that the bitch is not fed for at least 8 hours before bleeding to avoid these problems.

Only clear Serum or Plasma must be used – do not use lipaemic or haemolysed samples.

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When to Test?

Determination Of The Canine Fertile Period

Visible signs of heat in the bitch (vulval swelling, end of vaginal discharge or flagging) are subjective and only give an approximate time of ovulation and can vary by more than one week. Vaginal smears are more accurate but require staining correctly, the use of a microscope and some experience in recognising the different types of cell and their significance. TARGET Canine Ovulation Test Kit allows a more specific test to be run in-clinic quickly and without any special equipment.



Advantages of  TARGET Canine Ovulation Test Kit

  • Increases breeding success and litter sizes
  • Each test performed in one self-contained unit
  • Simple procedure
  • No aliquoting and freezing of reagents are necessary
  • Very competitively priced
  • Available direct or from your Wholesaler

Timing Chart

Progesterone Levels and Cytology Wall Chart

Instructions For Use

TARGET Canine Ovulation Instructions For Use

Additional information

Weight 165 g
Dimensions 19 × 12 × 7 cm