The breeding soundness examination involves a complete and systematic evaluation of the reproductive potential for a male and female. A thorough history will be taken, as well as a physical exam. We will also discuss any health clearances that may be recommended for your breed. In males, evaluation of the prostate, testicles, and penis is included.
Semen collection and evaluation may also be recommended for males. In the female, a vaginal exam will be performed, as well as an exam of the mammary chain. Breeding soundness exams are vital in finding out if there are any issues that could lead to a failed mating, failed inseminations, or problems during gestation and whelping.