ringo the brood who was mated to westmead hawk 3 and half weeks ago looked a little of colour sat morning(yesterday and was off her food)she was took strait to the vets. the diognosis a womb infection. she was given two injections and a course of antibiotics, the vet said the next 3 days are crucile. worst case scenario which i dont want to think about is a hysterectomy to say im gutted is an understatment. hopefully the infection was caught and treated in time and everything will be fine. what i cant understand she was wormed and given a course of synulux as soon as she broke before mateing, because of this the vet said if it was a natural mateing(which it was) the chances are she caught the infection from the stud. if this is the case it pains me that a small time breeder as myself can do everything by the book as it should be done to prevent these things happening but the men at the top end of the scale the proffesionals cant seem to get it right and these guys are earning good money. you would think all studs , definatley the big names would be checked and treated regulary as any bitch the stud mates could be potentialy a carrier of infection if its owners havent cleaned it out prior to mateing. when she came back home after mateing she was teeming with fleas but these could have been picked up off any one of the dogs on the transporter. to say il be praying hard , loud and long for the forseable future rings true.
Hope it all goes right for you mate
that is one of the reasons I asked if she was being mated naturally as a lot of the big breeders will now only use AI to protect their studs and broods from any infection risk
Good luck and hope it turns out right for you