Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Progesterone Testing

After a phone call from the Veterinarian today's progesterone is 5.6 ng/ml drawn at 9:30am. The one before drawn on May 28th was 3.1ng/ at this point Saturday is the day for the surgical insemination, but we will continue to progesterone test to make sure.

The current school of thought is that 5 ng/ml = day of ovulation, eggs mature 2 days after ovulation and live for 2-3 days. The trick is that frozen semen only stays alive for 12-24 hours once thawed. One company states that the progesterone needs to be 9.5-10 ng/ml to breed...but who the heck really knows!!

All I am sure of is that the Ultrasound happens 28 days after the surgical implant, so circle the June 29-30th on your calendar for when we should know along with checking back regularly for pictures of tummy progress.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Fates are smiling!!

Day #1 - Envy's in heat!!! *doing happy dance* After talking to a few Vet friends, we've decided to progesterone test Envy right through her cycle not just to the day we breed her....the thought process behind this, is that we are wondering if she stalled out in her rising progesterone levels with the last breeding....and since she feels the need to only come into heat every 9 months, I'd rather not second guess myself again!!