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    Look for a clinic accredited by the American...

    Look for a clinic accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
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    Following is a link from the AKC website on the...

    Following is a link from the AKC website on the history of Hunting Tests:

    http://www.akc.org/events/hunting_tests/retrievers/history.cfm

    The first sentence states "hunters with good retrievers...
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    The original intent of hunt tests was to give the...

    The original intent of hunt tests was to give the amateur an opportunity to test their training/dog. Therefore, my suggestion is to make the Master National "owner handler". Pros can enter the...
  4. Name: Wayne Jensen - count me in! Winner: #101,...

    Name: Wayne Jensen - count me in!
    Winner: #101, FC AFC Trumarc's Hollandiase, Ed Aycock
  5. In the veterinary industry, tests offered by...

    In the veterinary industry, tests offered by central laboratories are not regulated by either the FDA or USDA. The USDA does regulate tests for the detection of infectious disease (e.g., heartworm)...
  6. Brian, Thanks for the congratulations. I am...

    Brian,
    Thanks for the congratulations. I am very proud of Tracey and the team. For those unfortunate RTF'ers who find themselves far from home and in need of a veterinarian, I encourage you to...
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    Another recommendation for Adam Casto. You won't...

    Another recommendation for Adam Casto. You won't find a more honest, harder working trainer. Adam is capable of working with dogs of all temperament and has had success with both young and all-age...
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    Cherylon Loveland in Wellington would be a great...

    Cherylon Loveland in Wellington would be a great choice. During October/November many pros are focused on the National and a young dog may not get much attention. Cherylon doesn't run trials so...
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    Kathy Berdan - we will miss you

    Retriever field trials lost a legend on Sunday with the unexpected passing of Kathy Berdan. She was at home with her daughter when she collapsed. Attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful. ...
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    Sorry, I forgot to include references. Email me...

    Sorry, I forgot to include references. Email me or call if you wish to discuss.
    Wayne A. Jensen, DVM, PhD, MBA
    wjensen@wellingtonvets.com
    970-443-1638
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    We treat with immiticide plus doxycycline. The...

    We treat with immiticide plus doxycycline. The doxycycline is thought to "weaken" the heartworms by killing a commensal bacteria that lives in heartworms. Even though we live in Colorado, we have...
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    Sorry but this is just flat wrong! Ivermectin...

    Sorry but this is just flat wrong! Ivermectin only works on the larval stages of heartworm (L3 & L4). Once they are either L5 or adults they are no longer susceptible to ivermectin. Waiting until...
  13. Thread: Itchy dog!

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    Unfortunately, there is no blood test for...

    Unfortunately, there is no blood test for allergic dermatitis. The diagnosis is based on clinical signs after ruling out other causes (such as ectoparasites). The blood tests (or intradermal skin...
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    My favorite grilled duck recipe: Cut duck...

    My favorite grilled duck recipe:

    Cut duck breasts in strips approximately 1/2" in width
    Cover the strips with olive oil and lemon pepper (lots of each)
    Grill over hot flame - strips will flare...
  15. Thread: allergies

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    Just for clarification, there is no blood test to...

    Just for clarification, there is no blood test to determine if a dog has allergies. Once the clinical diagnosis of allergic dermatitis is made, then a serum sample can be submitted to identify...
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    Lanniee, For this trial, approximately 1 in...

    Lanniee,
    For this trial, approximately 1 in 1960.
    Law of independent probabilities regards (see you this weekend),
    Wayne
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    Yes, they have identified the exact gene. Out of...

    Yes, they have identified the exact gene. Out of respect for the investigators wishes to publish their findings prior to public announcement I will not repeat it on this forum. However, I have seen...
  18. Thread: Lymes booster

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    However, I'm not one of them. I completely agree...

    However, I'm not one of them. I completely agree with Dr. Curt's statement. The reason some vets stick to a defined interval has to do with the label instructions (which describe the conditions...
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    Open first series was a big triple with a long...

    Open first series was a big triple with a long middle bird that was really tough (great bird placement). Callbacks from the first series: 14 dogs (2,3,9,14,15,19,20,25,26,27,36,39,41,43).
    Wayne...
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    Thanks for the correction. Now if I can only get...

    Thanks for the correction. Now if I can only get one (second place that is).
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    I believe that a 2nd place is worth 2 points not...

    I believe that a 2nd place is worth 2 points not 3.
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    This is a very appropriate question. The...

    This is a very appropriate question. The in-clinic tests are very good but false positives do occur. Make sure the dog also tests positive with a different testing technology (i.e., also positive...
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    I have used Behlen kennels for over two years now...

    I have used Behlen kennels for over two years now and I am very happy with them. I have not noticed any rust, however, they are under a roof so they only get wet when washing the kennel floors (of...
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    My wife says that I have poor basics so I really...

    My wife says that I have poor basics so I really need this CD!
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    While the incidence of Heartworm breakthroughs in...

    While the incidence of Heartworm breakthroughs in dogs on preventative appears to be increasing, we should also remember that the tests used to detect Heartworm infection are not perfect. The...
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