Sperm analysis can be utilised in a variety of manners. One possible outcome is to check the general health of your male, as the quality of his swimmers can offer a general guide. For example, a sample of semen containing sperm that lacks motility could indicate that your male is deficient in the necessary nutrients and vitamins. It is a well-known fact that traditional, lower-end dog biscuits do not offer the same benefit as raw food and may lead to spermatozoa dysmorphia.
Before listing your male as a stud dog, it would be advantageous to test his semen. If there is good sperm present, then you can advocate the use of the stud dog even if he is not proven. In our clinic, we use a state-of-the-art microscope, which allows you to view the sperm on a small screen, without the need for additional eyepieces (found on traditional microscopes). Next, a haemocytometer is used to gain a count of sperm (per million). We combine our 30+ years of experience with specialised equipment to produce reliable and replicable results.
An unhealthy male canine can manifest their needs in a myriad of ways. A change of appetite, gaining or losing weight – there is simply too many to list. However, an often ignored and less obvious indicator is the condition of the semen. Less motile sperm, universal dysmorphia and an overall low count are typical of an injurious dog.
On the contrary, in a female, where needs are not met, it is often displayed through a phantom pregnancy; if a bitch is stressed during gestation, general reabsorption of the puppies can occur.
We do offer unique sperm testing at our clinic, starting from just £20. If this is something you are interested in, then please contact us so we can arrange to book you in.