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    It seems my All Age dog may have hypothyroidism - should have blood test results shortly. Has anyone experience trialling a dog with this condition? He is 6 years old and we are also hoping to run in upland bird trials this winter. Only symptom so far is very discoloured coat.
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    I have a dog that came down with it at around seven or eight years old but his quickly turned into being cushings desease. He is almost twelve now and I haven't been able to run or hunt him for the past 3 years.
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    Primary asymptomatic hypothyroidism is very common and easily managed with L-thyroxine sodium and when managed should have no adverse affects on performance

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    I had a Field Trial lab that was diagnosed at 5 and ran trials until 11. He died just short of 16. Just remember to give meds everyday.
    Field trialer. I have an FC Golden Retriever and running trials Casey and a retired FT black lab Lightning.
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    I have a friend with a GRHRCH MH bitch (500 HRC points) and she does just fine.
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    Thanks - keep fingers crossed it is not something worse!
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