Saturday, March 12, 2011

R Litter - The Hopeful Beginning

Today Sparkle was inseminated via transervical technique.  The semen was shipped from Victoria, BC on Friday afternoon and arrived in Saskatoon this morning at 9:30 via FedEx.  At 12:30 - the semen was inserted into Sparkle's uterus using a device that goes in through the cervix.  It's done in less than 10 minutes - she just stands there (no sedation).  The device has a camera on the end so it's easy for the vet to pinpoint the cervix and in goes the cathetar and the a little push and in goes the fresh chilled semen.  The body temperature warms up the sperm and off they go on their merry little journey to find the eggs.

We did three progesterone tests last week to pinpoint ovulation.

Here's hoping that R Litter is cooking right now. Sparkle's due date will be May 14th.

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