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    This is a great question to be pushing AKC on. ...

    This is a great question to be pushing AKC on. There are concerns about the continued spread of Avian flu to other states, particularly south with wild fowl during normal migration patterns, so no,...
  2. Thread: Spondylosis

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    Its degenerative. I would say its relatively...

    Its degenerative. I would say its relatively common in middle aged to older large breed dogs. As far as I know there is no well defined genetic component- but, it may be an early indicator of IVDD...
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    These little guys have a long road ahead of them,...

    These little guys have a long road ahead of them, but can have very good outcomes with surgery to lead a normal life.

    One thing to consider is that sometimes they require more than one surgery to...
  4. Fortiflora and Probios are the only brands that...

    Fortiflora and Probios are the only brands that have significant amounts of enterococcus faecum in them, which is the bacteria that has been shown to have a beneficial effect in research studies. ...
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    I start my pups on quail when they are very tiny...

    I start my pups on quail when they are very tiny (<12-14 wks). They LOVE them. To this day, its still Hudson's favorite bird. However, I agree that I don't think they would hold up to repetitive...
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    We routinely see bitches that don't have their LH...

    We routinely see bitches that don't have their LH surge until day 20+ of their heat cycle. Its one of the most common breeding management problems I see. The good news is they are usually plenty...
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    Thank you Becky!

    Thank you Becky!
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    I suspect it is a degenerative change, probably...

    I suspect it is a degenerative change, probably exacerbated by exercise. First episode occurred when I put him back into work last spring hoping to chase down a SH with him. Thought it was hip pain...
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    Thanks Sue. The reports in the literature are...

    Thanks Sue. The reports in the literature are mixed, ie, most dogs do equally well with surgical vs. medical management. The only reason we are considering surgery at this point is the fact that he...
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    L7-S1 Type II IVDD- Surgery

    Has anyone on the list have a dog go through hemilaminectomy +/- L7-S1 fixation surgery? How was the recovery?

    Hudson had another acute episode of back pain... but this time, it came with some...
  11. Troy- as far as I know, it will not be available...

    Troy- as far as I know, it will not be available via the internet, however, the Theriogenology Foundation has hosted several of these across the country.

    Natalie
  12. Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar @ Auburn University

    We will be hosting another breeder excellence seminar for veterinarians and dog breeders next month. Please see attached flyer and email or PM me with any questions! All proceeds go to benefit the...
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23432511 ...

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23432511

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20345535 (short term outcomes)

    NB: I only read the abstracts, but they seem to speak favorably of tightrope.
  14. Realize that the majority of drugs are not tested...

    Realize that the majority of drugs are not tested in pregnant or lactating bitches; it is simply not cost effective for the drug companies to do this for what amounts to a small part of their...
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    I'm also looking for an alternative to Alfort to...

    I'm also looking for an alternative to Alfort to test.

    Their turnaround time for us has been terrible. If anyone has any experience using vetgen for their CNM test, could you please PM me and let...
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    I've often wondered about the "no training" on...

    I've often wondered about the "no training" on the grounds thing and where it originated from. In obedience, for example, I would never just pull my dog out of the car and run to the ring without...
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    You can look for a veterinarian with special...

    You can look for a veterinarian with special interest in reproduction on the Society for Theriogenology website, by region.

    Note, not all of these are actually board certified theriogenologists,...
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    My dog eats somewhere between 1000-1500 kcal/day...

    My dog eats somewhere between 1000-1500 kcal/day depending on how much work he is getting and the weather.

    He is older though, so I would expect a younger dog in training to need more groceries. ...
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    I've had several pups that did this. I...

    I've had several pups that did this. I restricted water (within reason) and it helped tremendously.

    Remember, kidneys in a pup are not fully developed as far as concentrating ability until they...
  20. Thread: Nasty Ears

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    I've seen lots of dogs with...

    I've seen lots of dogs with inhalant/environmental allergies and food allergies have nasty ears.

    PLEASE let your vet look in there before you clean or medicate. You want to make sure the ear drum...
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    I have prescribed Trifexis to literally hundreds...

    I have prescribed Trifexis to literally hundreds of patients and have never seen that kind of side effect. I also think its unusual that your dog was doing so well on it for so long and then...
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    Thank you all for your replies! I'm quite...

    Thank you all for your replies!

    I'm quite excited about the move at this point, it seems like in general there is a large dog fancy in that part of the world and I've been able to find info on...
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    Yup. Also seen it with a hollowed out marrow...

    Yup.

    Also seen it with a hollowed out marrow bone and a piece of PVC pipe, neither of which is quite as easy to remove!

    Glad you got it off and hope your pup is feeling well today!
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    We will be at the University if this all works...

    We will be at the University if this all works out.

    Funny, I don't have a visa yet but at least I know where I can find some dog people. Priorities!
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    Genetic clearances can be done at any age (EIC,...

    Genetic clearances can be done at any age (EIC, CNM, PRA).

    I know of several older dogs that passed OFA hips/elbows later in life- typically dogs that were imported and had BVA scheme hip/elbow...
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