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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-04-2016, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Ultrasound accuracy

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My breeder had an ultrasound done and they only found 3 pups. She said it isn't always accurate however I would like to know what your personal experience is and the accuracy of the ultrasound is with your previous litters if you don't mind.
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Only had one litter, and the ultrasound showed four puppies. Our vet said there might be more, but could only see four. Carly had five.

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I never had experience myself but also heard many times with xray or ultrasound there maybe an extra pup or two. I guess can be missed if they are laying on top of each other.
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Did one on this litter. Saw 6 on ultrasound, had 5 (and that showed on x-ray). Was glad I did x-ray to confirm number. Sometimes they don't develop and get reabsorbed.

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It can be very hit or miss. On Kira's ultrasound, the vet saw 5-6 puppies.She ended up having 11 (although not all of them survived). With my JRT's (litters of 3-4) the US has always been off by one.

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Thank you everyone for your reply's. I guess I'll find out in a few weeks.
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X-rays will help with a more accurate count, but no way to be sure!
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My bitch's first litter the vet said 4-6 on ultrasound. She had 9 (which were all visible in x ray)

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The ultra sound was pretty accurate for my older female (Anja) -think they said 7-8 and she had 8-she had 8 in each litter
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Thank you everyone for posting, I guess I will know in a couple of weeks.
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