Significant improvement of sperm motility within one month effected by oral supplementation of selenium and vitamin E was described in four infertile male dogs which failed to conceive in their last three matings with different bitches. Semen was collected on days 0, 30, 60, and The concentrations of Se and vit. E were measured in peripheral blood serum on semen collection days. Before administration, the concentrations of Se in blood plasma were low
A complete breeding soundness examination BSE in dogs consists of a history, physical examination, semen evaluation, and testing for Brucella canis. If infertility is suggested from the history, it should be established that adequate breeding management was practiced and that bitches had normal fertility when bred to other dogs. The time sequence of litters sired and bitches that did not conceive should be recorded, as should any recent illness during or before the time the bitches were bred. A general physical examination should be performed. Dogs with abnormalities such as severe joint disease or spinal problems may not be able to mount.
Cases of acquired infertility in dogs often have poor prognosis and can be frustrating to clinicians in canine practice. In this case, a 3. He had no record of successful breeding despite being mated with multiple bitches over a two-year period.
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