Clinical Evaluation of Deslorelin to Induce Oestrus, Ovulation and Pregnancy in the Bitch
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2012
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Reproduction in Domestic Animals
Special Issue: Canine and Feline Reproduction VII: Reproductive Biology and Medicine of Domestic and Exotic Carnivores. Proceedings of the 7th Quadrennial International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction. Whistler, Canada. 26-29 July 2012.
Volume 47, Issue Supplement s6, pages 398–399, December 2012
How to Cite
von Heimendahl, A. and Miller, C. (2012), Clinical Evaluation of Deslorelin to Induce Oestrus, Ovulation and Pregnancy in the Bitch. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 47: 398–399. doi: 10.1111/rda.12080
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2012
The aim of this study was to evaluate the practical use of Deslorelin in a clinical setting to induce oestrus and ovulation and to assess pregnancy rates. Sixteen anoestrus bitches that were brought into the clinic were implanted subcutaneously in the ventral abdomen with Deslorelin. Implants were removed after ovulation was assumed to have occurred. All bitches came into oestrus and 13 ovulated. 11 of 16 bitches became pregnant (68.8%) and all continued to term. Average litter size was 7.6 puppies. On average, the implant was in place for 13.8 days.