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Fertility and Breeding

Fertility and Breeding Soundness at Southview Veterinary Hospital

Struggling to breed from your stud dog?

We test and certify canine semen on a daily basis.


Fertility testing takes much of the uncertainty out of breeding as it can be costly and time consuming to deal with failed matings.

  • What investigations do you offer?
  • Price List

What investigations do you offer?

 Male Fertility

  • Investigation of failed matings to improve fertility at next mating
  • Certification of Stud dog fertility
  • Semen analysis, health checks and treatment for stud dog infertility
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • Semen analysis to assess sperm count and quality
  • Bacterial culture.

Female Fertility

For bitches we can determine whether they have normal breeding cycles, whether there is infection, uterine or ovarian cysts or whether there are any defects of the reproductive tract.

We use the following tools:

  • Health checks including detailed discussion of medical history and physical examination
  • Progesterone blood testing
  • Ultrasound examination of the uterus and ovaries
  • Vaginal bacterial culture
  • Exploratory laparotomy to assess the uterus and ovaries.

Price List

Semen analysis of dog - €100

Semen analysis with certificate - €150

1st Consultation, vaginal cytology and progesterone blood test - €85

Repeat Consultation, vaginal cytology and progesterone blood test - €65

Ultrasound Scan of Uterus and Ovaries - €170

T4/ CTSH Blood test - €86.65 + consult fee (approx)

Semen Culture and Sensitivity - €150

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