Alongside data from other clinics, we have evaluated a machine ourselves over the past 12 months running it alongside cytology and have found the machine to be inaccurate. Given anyone can buy a machine for £2500 the quality is dubious at best and painfully inaccurate at worst leading to unsuccessful mattings and AI’s, money wasted and heartache of a missed breeding opportunity.

We do not recommend Progesterone Testing other than via Idexx Laboratories. Cytology has proven to be the better indicator of ovulation and a successful breeding.  Less invasive for the bitch and results within a few minutes.

Please see our Cytology page for details.