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Breeding and Reproduction

Breeding Soundness Examination of the Dog.   

History, physical exam, semen collection, semen evaluation, breeding with fresh, chilled, or frozen semen. LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.

Semen Collection and Tips for Successful Breeding.  AKC CHF Podcast.

All AKC CHF Podcasts on Reproduction

The entire podcast series is available at the link; the topic list can be narrowed by selecting a research area.

Health Screening Tests, BCCA CHIC Program.

Tests  are required for a CHIC number but  do not have to be passing.

Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) and Autoimmune Disease in Dogs.

By Steven Goodman, 2010, AKC CHF. A good introduction to understanding autoimmunity and the role of the MHC.   The article discusses the role of autoimmune thyroid screening by responsible breeders.

Semen Evaluation.  Aronson, L., DVM

Care of the Pregnant Bitch and Litter Through the First 8 Weeks.

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