Parental Health Checks

Physical examination of each parent by a veterinary professional.  Have each parent tested for Brucellosis.  Ensure the dam is healthy enough to carry, whelp, and nurse a litter.

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Tony Bierman, "Parental Health Checks," OBTESA, Accessed July 12, 2024,