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Q. The bitch is ready but my male, who has never been bred but has been collected, doesn't seem to know what to do. I do not have an AI kit.

A. It sounds like you either need to find a veterinarian in the area that is familiar with AI or you need to find a way to freeze the sample from the male and wait until the next cycle.

Answered By
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

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