Transcervical and Artificial Insemination

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Endoscopic Inseminations Now Available for Frozen, Fresh and Chilled Semen
 

Our primary aim is to bring the standard of assisted canine breeding in the UK in line with that of other species.  

Our intention is to balance ethical breeding and high welfare standards with the best technology and service that the industry has to offer.  We believe that as ‘man’s best friend’, your dog deserves the absolute best care possible, where welfare is never compromised and a successful and stress-free breeding programme is considered paramount.

 

WHY AI or TCI?

Artificial Insemination (AI) or Transcervical Insemination (TCI), helps to connect dogs from around the world whilst removing the stress of travelling to a stud dog. With a nationwide gene pool you can choose from a vast amount of blood lines and we can have them shipped to our facility when your female is ready for insemination. 

AI is a much safer than traditional methods taking the risk of either dog struggling or potentially hurting one another in the mating process. The AI process can help to eliminate negative behavioral changes from the mating process that may effect your dogs performance and stress levels when mating in the future. 

TRANSCERVICAL INSEMINATION

TCI is a technique that can be used with any form of canine semen (fresh, chilled or frozen). A rigid endoscope is passed through the reproductive tract to the cervix, so the cervix can then be catheterised, allowing semen deposition deep in the uterus.Therefore, the semen is inseminated as close to the eggs as possible.

Most bitches stand for the procedure without any need for sedation and it is a stress free process, with the whole insemination lasting very little time. TCI should always be performed with frozen semen to maximise the chances of successfully obtaining pregnancy.

TCI is advantageous (over vaginal inseminations) for chilled or poor-quality fresh semen due to where the semen is deposited. TCI also has the added benefit of allowing direct visualisation of the reproductive tract. Visualisation of the reproductive tissues can assist with identifying where the bitch is in her heat cycle and allows screening for any abnormalities at the same time. TCI carries the same safety as a traditional AI allowing the female to be in a calm safe environment when inseminated.

TCI at ELITE KENNEL FERTILITY

Our team will help to you organise your dogs TCI from start to finish to ensure a smooth, low stress experience. The semen will be expertly handled for the TCI on site prior to your arrival by our team, once the TCI endoscope is placed the semen is thawed and quality assessed prior to insemination

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION

Once we have the desired stud dog's semen, we perform a quality assessment on the semen. Once we have processed the semen in our laboratory it is prepared for insemination, your bitch would be taken in to our purpose built facility and prepared for the procedure. A catheter is placed into the bitch's vagina and held in placed whilst the semen sample is inserted. The process mimics the natural mating process but doesn't have the overzealous physical contact or the stress of natural matings.

PREGNANCY SCANNING

Our friendly professional team can perform pregnancy scans to allow you to view your future litter. To find out more click here.

 

Please contact us for more information on any of our services and click here to book.

 

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