[BLOG] Estrus Induction : Yes We Can in Canines

This blog was first published in Aug 2017. I edited and re-published it in Jan 2020. As I write those lines, I'm currently on a plane. Somewhere above Africa. On my way to Johannesburg.  You'll never know when inspiration strikes... and when it does... well, you’d better get on it, right ?  " I’ve never … Continue reading [BLOG] Estrus Induction : Yes We Can in Canines

[BLOG] Canine reproduction: about hypothyroidism and infertility

🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français This post was first published in Apr 2014 and has been updated in Jan 2020. I recently got the following question during one of my lectures on canine infertility. “You touched on uterine diseases, ovarian diseases, infectious diseases that can impact the bitch’s fertility… But what about … Continue reading [BLOG] Canine reproduction: about hypothyroidism and infertility

[BLOG] Canine Reproduction : What About Dual Sire Insemination ? (2019)

  🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français | 🇪🇸 Leer en Español I recently came across the following question on Facebook:   "Hey dog breeder friends ! What do you think of dual-sire insemination ?"  A few years ago, I’d have probably frowned at that… but today things are different.   Now this is a trendy topic, some kennel … Continue reading [BLOG] Canine Reproduction : What About Dual Sire Insemination ? (2019)

[YOUTUBE] Canine Reproduction : When To Breed ? (2018)

If you breed dogs, you absolutely need to remember this : the reproductive physiology in canines is unique (more info about this here). Immatures eggs are ovulated during a 12-36 hours period. And those eggs will require 55-72 hours to mature in the uterine tubes before they become fertilizable. That is why performing a timing … Continue reading [YOUTUBE] Canine Reproduction : When To Breed ? (2018)

[BLOG] Canine Reproduction… Over Coffee ! Episodes 1-7 are here (2018)

It's a long week-end here in Ontario. Why not using it to catch up with my series of short videos "Canine Reproduction Over Coffee" ? Episodes 1 to 7 are available here... and stay tuned, because I'll post some brand new episodes next week 🙂 Remember all those episodes are subtitled in English 🇬🇧, Français … Continue reading [BLOG] Canine Reproduction… Over Coffee ! Episodes 1-7 are here (2018)

[YOUTUBE] Breeding Labrador Retrievers : What You Need To Know (2018)

🇬🇧 Read in English |🇫🇷 Lire en Français |🇪🇸 Leer en Español When it comes to canine reproduction, Labradors are often described as an “easy breed”... However, if you breed Labs, it does not mean you will never face any challenge here. In the following video, we will discuss 3 challenging reproductive cases in this breed : ▶︎ … Continue reading [YOUTUBE] Breeding Labrador Retrievers : What You Need To Know (2018)

[BLOG] Toxic Milk Syndrome : What You Need to Know (2018)

🇬🇧Read in English |🇫🇷 Lire en Français | 🇪🇸Leer en Español The moment I picked the phone, I knew something was wrong.   I could clearly hear it in my client’s voice… She was panicking…   A week before, her bitch had given birth to a litter of 6 puppies.   She wasn’t a newbie at this ; … Continue reading [BLOG] Toxic Milk Syndrome : What You Need to Know (2018)

[YOUTUBE] Newborn Puppies : What You Need To Know (2018)

🇬🇧 Read in English |🇫🇷 Lire en Français |🇪🇸 Leer en Español Neonatology is the period that goes from birth to weaning. In canines, it has always been a bit of a great area of veterinary medicine. Things however did change in 2016. New research, new data became then available that really changed how we now approach this … Continue reading [YOUTUBE] Newborn Puppies : What You Need To Know (2018)

[BLOG] Back to the Future : Reviewing my Minutes from the 2012 ISCFR – Part II (2018)

🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français | 🇪🇸 Leer en Español  Back in 2012, I wrote the following : «  New genetic tools are available and their role in optimizing reproductive performances was emphasized during the conference ( the 2012 ISCFR - see my previous blog). One test helps determine a « breeding score » which can be … Continue reading [BLOG] Back to the Future : Reviewing my Minutes from the 2012 ISCFR – Part II (2018)

[BLOG] Still fertile for weeks… after castration ?!?! (2018)

🇬🇧 Read in English 🇫🇷 Lire en Français 🇪🇸 Leer en Español Last week, I was - once again - browsing on Facebook, when I stumbled upon the following question : How long does a male cat remain fertile after castration ? And immediately, I had a flash-back moment. It reminded me of something I read during my … Continue reading [BLOG] Still fertile for weeks… after castration ?!?! (2018)