The Top 5 Dog Progesterone Machines [The Ultimate Canine P4 Buyers Guide]
The Top 5 Dog Progesterone Machines - The Ultimate Canine Progesterone Testing Machine Buyers Guide.
(post updated June 8th, 2022) More and more people are taking the plunge and doing their canine progesterone testing at home. Home progesterone testing for dogs can save you a ton of time and money, but there is a learning curve and it can be a challenge to figure out which analyzer is right for you. Accuracy, cost per test, reliability and much more must be considered.
The Ultimate Canine P4 Buyers Guide is here to match you to your perfect dog progesterone machine. It will make the process much easier and put you on the fast track to effective and profitable home testing.
There are a fair amount of home canine progesterone analyzers on the market. From the Finecare Vet to the Cube Vet, they all serve their purpose and have helped dog breeders save thousands of dollars.
Meet the Bionote Vcheck V200, an in-house Veterinarian level machine that brings some exciting new benefits to your testing.
The Bionote Vcheck V200 is correlated to an Immulite 1000. The V200 has incredible reliability and accuracy, and is very user friendly, not to mention extremely affordable.
The Vcheck V200 is priced to sell, with ongoing support, and test kits that ship same day. We are extremely excited to offer such a capable machine at this price.
The Bionote VCheck V200 is a game changer. High reliability, accuracy, affordability, and a very user friendly interface! The Bionote Vcheck V200 has it all.
The Bionote Vcheck V200 is very easy to use, with a simple touch screen interface. Running the V200 is very comparable to the Finecare, requiring only 3 steps per test. Each test takes 15 minutes.
The Bionote Vcheck V200 also comes with its own timing chart, along with LH-Ovulation and fertile ranges are printed right on the test print out. The V200 full color timing chart is included with your order. The timing chart is designed to give you a quick and professional interpretation of your testing. With the timing chart included in your order you will know where your dog is in her cycle.
It does require calibration. It only takes 2 minutes and the calibration is what ensures the excellent accuracy.
The Bionote Vcheck V200 comes standard with a 2 year replacement warranty. It also comes with online training and exclusive ongoing email and phone support.
The Bionote Vcheck V200 is also very versatile, offering other tests such as T4, cortisol and more, allowing you to add new tests whenever you'd like! Learn more here!
Cost per test is under $13, and they do require refrigeration. They have a 1 year shelf life from date of manufacture.
Each kit is calibrated to the master lot, which means that every kit will read exactly the same!
The Bionote Vcheck V200 is priced to sell, with world class ongoing training and support by MRDS, and test kits that ship same day. We are extremely excited to offer such a capable machine at this price.
Price: $2,850 - $3,850
Who is it for? Those who want great value, great accuracy, reliability, on going professional support, and our 2 year replacement warranty. Financing is also available with Affirm and Care Credit on the site!
Who is it not for? Look at the Bionote Vcheck v2400 for High volume testing. The Bionote Vcheck V200 is one test at a time.
You can find more info and purchase one for yourself with the two year replacement warranty and same day shipping (if ordered by 1:00 PM central time) Check out the Bionote Vcheck V200 and the V2400 Click here for more information
The Quick Scan MINI™ is the most affordable machine we have ever offered AND one of the easiest to learn.
The Quick Scan MINI™ is the newest canine progesterone machine, and it is loaded with benefits. Incredibly affordable while still producing accurate and reliable results, if you've been waiting to get a progesterone analyzer the Quick Scan Mini™ is the machine for you.
Features and Benefits
Most affordable AND easiest to learn.
- Perfect for travel. Incredibly portable.
- One-step serum testing, NO BUFFER REQUIRED!
- Tied for lowest cost per test in the industry.
- Traditional calibration is not required.
- Robust test kits do not require refrigeration.
- 15 min test time
- built-in printer
- LCD Touch screen
- 1-year worry-free replacement warranty.
- No experience? No Problem! The Quick Scan MINI™ comes with online training and support!
- Hit the ground running with the Quick Scan MINI™ Startup Bundle. Start testing on day one, the right way.
And much more!
Why you need the Quick Scan MINI™
On the surface, the Quick Scan MINI™ looks like most other progesterone machines, and in most ways it is. It features
- 15-minute test time
- built-in Touch screen
- Test kits that do not require refrigeration.
- Quick test mode (Great for running multiple samples)
- built-in printer
- chip calibration.
- super easy to use.
- custom timing chart
- 1 Year Warranty
- Professional support
However, the MINI™ does all this for less.
The Quick Scan MINI™ is the most affordable machine we have ever offered AND the easiest to learn.
Starting at $1,799.99 (during the intro special pricing period) the Quick Scan MINI™ lowers the barrier to entry by a whopping $900 compared to the next machine up. The startup bundle can be had for just $2099.99 (for a limited time) including everything you need to begin testing. Simply buy the bundle, watch the training and you’re ready to do your own testing! It’s that simple!
The Quick Scan MINI™ is considered an ovulation detector, it is very precise in the early parts of the bitches’ cycle, but is not suitable for timing surgical breedings. If you need the highest precision possible or are looking to time C-Sections, we recommend the CUBE-VET.
Using the Quick Scan MINI™ to pinpoint ovulation and then schedule out breeding is the most affordable and efficient way to increase your chances of a pregnancy. With even one litter, the Quick Scan MINI™ will more than pay for itself.
Thinking of testing on the road?
The Quick Scan MINI™ is our recommended analyzer for travel. Small and discreet, the Mini Travel bundle includes everything you need to take your testing on the road, including a hard carry case, battery pack, and much more. With the Quick Scan MINI™, your testing will know no limits.
Take your testing into your own hands and save time, money and grow your business!
If you’ve been waiting to get a progesterone analyzer, the Quick Scan MINI™ is the machine for you!
Price: $1,799.99 - $2,899.99
Who is it for? Anyone looking to travel, back up analyzer, fantastic results for a low investment.
Who is it not for? Surgical breedings, high testing volume, tests other than progesterone.
You can find more info and purchase the Quick Scan MINI™ here.
Plain and simple, the Wondfo Finecare Vet is one of the best entry level systems for breeders. Its ease of use, low cost per test and excellent support structure make testing canine progesterone at home a breeze.
Ease of use is tremendously important when purchasing your own progesterone analyzer. There is nothing worse than investing in a product only for it to be a paper weight.
The Finecare Vet is one of the easiest systems to use, rocking a touch screen interface and very clear order of operations. Once you master the testing protocol, you are set, as there is little else to learn to become a Finecare Vet pro.
The Finecare's ease of use and newbie-friendly approach are highlighted by these exciting features. The Finecare System produces results in only 15 min, making it much quicker than many higher level analyzers. The Finecare Vet can also run multiple test by using the trays and timers included in the Finecare Vet system as well as running your testing one at a time as needed.
It requires no maintenance or calibration other than loading each new kit ID chip (takes 2 seconds) and boasts a 2 year kit shelf life, which is unheard of in this field. Support is available at Wondfocare for the wondfo finecare vet product.
They also do not require refrigeration. This is a game changer for the small volume breeder, expired test kits and out of date analyzers are not something to worry about with the Finecare Vet.
Even though the Finecare is easy to use, it's incredibly important to use it right. That's why support is so important. Each system comes with a 1 year replacement warranty AND online training videos with ongoing email, and phone support. Learning how to correctly run your analyzer can be tricky by yourself, Caninep4 engineers are with you every step of the way to ensure your success.
We do recommend the Finecare Vet bundle kit for those that are just starting out or just don't have all the equipment (like a centrifuge, pipette, etc.) need to run your first test. The Finecare Vet bundle comes with everything you need including collections tubes and all the other things you will need. Its all there when you open the box and in most cases your order will ship same day (order by 1:00 pm CST) since all Finecare system are always in stock.
The Finecare is considered a monitoring device. This means it is very well suited for natural breeding and artificial insemination, however we do not recommend it for surgical insemination, or timing c-sections.
The Wondfo Finecare Vet has been correlated against the industry standard Immulite 1000, and Mini Vidas Blue, ensuring your results are accurate and reliable, when using the provided timing chart. These timing charts make it easy to know your timing exactly as you should.
Being a low cost analyzer, the Finecare does have some limitations, If you need to test more than 1 sample at a time it may benefit you to look towards the Mini Vidas. The Finecare can comfortably run 5 tests in a row, in about 30 minutes. Any more than that and it becomes cumbersome and time consuming.
Also if you need or want more than simply PRG (T4, cCRP etc..) the Finecare may not be for you. It currently only offers Canine Progesterone, however there are plans to bring more tests to consumers, so keep an eye out for updates.
On price per test, you'll be hard pressed to find better value than the Finecare. Test kits come in boxes of 10 tests and range from $15 per test down to $9 per test with volume discounts, this is a huge savings compared to the average vet charge.
The Finecare Vet is a great entry level analyzer, offering ease of use, tremendous value, and reliable results. if your looking for additional savings!
Who is it for? Lower volume testing needs, Those who only need PRG, Natural or A.I Breeding,
Who is it not for? High testing volume, other tests than PRG, Surgical Breeding
You can find more info and purchase the Finecare Here
The Quick Scan 1000 is the premium offering of the Finecare Vet. It adds, a 2 year replacement warranty, V.I.P support, and a 20 progesterone kit when bought from MRDS. This package adds incredible value simply with the 2 year warranty, not to mention the additional tests. Other than that it is exactly the same instrument and will produce the same reliable results check it our here.
The Cube Vet is used in thousands of vet labs all over the world. Boasting clinical accuracy, Austrian build quality, and outstanding versatility. The Cube Vet is a compelling option for those looking for vet level accuracy and versatility.
For canine PRG, the Cube is a powerhouse. Each test only takes 8 min, and requires only 40ul of serum (Finecare Requires 75ul) which is by far the most impressive number on this list.
This is awesome, it allows you to run multiple tests with a single blood draw, for example you could run PRG, T4 and Fructosamine all with 1 draw of your dog.
The Cube's accuracy is fantastic with cv's between 5% and 8%, positioning the Cube as a clinical level analyzer. The Cube has also been correlated against the industry standards, and has proven to be a reliable analyzer.
The Cube also rocks a touchscreen in the form of a dedicated smart phone, that allows Bluetooth connectivity as well as connection to cloud services to easier store results.
Just like the Finecare, the Cube requires almost no maintenance, simply change the RFID chip card after each new test kit and you analyzer is all good to go.
The Cube only requires 1 manual pipetting action for progesterone tests, which ensures a more accurate test and is easier for the user. See more here.
The Cube Test kits come in 6 and 16 test boxes, must be refrigerated and have a 9 month shelf life after manufacture date. They retail at $19 per test.
The Cube is also great for many other tests including; T4, Fructosamine, Total Bile Acid, cCRP, Lipase, and many more. This makes it the most versatile low priced analyzer by leaps and bounds, and really where it separates itself from the Finecare.
On the other hand, the Cube is not great for high volume testing, it runs 1 test at a time, and does not feature any way to prepare tests such as the finecare does.
When bought through CanineP4.com, the Cube comes with training, phone support and a 1 year warranty. Extended warranty is also available.
The Cube is the best bang for your buck, offering tremendous testing versatility, outstanding accuracy and industry leading ease of use.
Who is it for? Versatility of testing, Austrian built, American backed, high accuracy for low cost,
Who is it not for? large volume testing, those who want the cheapest option,
You can find more info and purchase the Cube Vet Here
The Mini Vidas Blue is simply best there is. Clinical accuracy, testing capacity and rugged reliability, make the Mini Vidas the best instrument for those who foresee large volume testing, or simply want the best accuracy.
The Mini Vidas has some awesome features that nothing on this list comes close to. Test time is 45 minutes, however you can run up to 12 tests at a time, making this the perfect instrument for vet labs or high scale breeders.
Since many vet labs use the Mini Vidas, the numbers produced may be the same ones as you are used to seeing at the vet! This makes the transition easier.
The real value with the Vidas is the accuracy and the automation. The Mini Vidas is fully automated, all you need to do is put your serum into the test cartridge and the analyzer does the rest. This produces the amazing accuracy, which is an astounding 3%-8%. The Vidas is the choice of vet and human labs all over the world.
The Mini Vidas does have a more "clinical" user interface, relying on physical buttons to maneuver the menu, and it does require calibration every 2 weeks. Based on this, we offer delivery and training options to ensure you get up and running as quickly as possible.
Test Kits come in boxes of 60, and range from $10-$15 per test based on volume. They have a shelf life of 6-8 month and must be refrigerated.
If you want the best, you can't beat the Mini Vidas.
Price: $14.500 (training and delivery available at a addition cost)
Who is it for? High Volume testing, those who want the best there is, variability of tests, clinical accuracy,
Who is it not for? low volume testing, budget minded,
You can find more info and on the Mini Vidas Here.
Home Progesterone testing for dogs is a great idea for all kinds of breeders and vets, the time and money that can be saved is considerable and may be the kick start that your business needs. Whether it be the Finecare, Cube Vet, V-Check V200 or the Mini Vidas, a home testing analyzer will make your life much easier.
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