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Thread: Basic Animal Husbandry, Common Sense, and Professionalism

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    Default Basic Animal Husbandry, Common Sense, and Professionalism

    Basic Animal Husbandry:
    When a "bug" has infected your flock, herd or pack you quarantine and treat.

    You DO NOT bring in new animals as they will surely become infected also NO exposing your animals to others.
    You do not stress with travel or training/campaigning. When ALL members of the flock/herd/pack STOP displaying symptoms, then you wait the incubation period of the "bug" until they are exposed to other animals. This can easily be figured by counting the days from the exposure to the 1st sign of symptoms. THEN WAIT ANOTHER WEEK JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE !!! (THAT'S THE QUARANTINE PART)

    Seek appropriate Veterinary attention, vaccines, drugs, and supportive care and time to let the "bug" run its course. (THAT'S THE TREATMENT PART)

    Common sense:
    You don't send the sick out amongst the healthy (PRETTY SIMPLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    Professionalism:
    Informing all your clients of the current health condition of the animals in your care, even if theirs is not symptomatic.
    Exposure by confinement or proximity is just enough to mention this to your clients and keep them informed.
    That even though their dog is not showing ANY symptoms of the "bug" that you will be scratching ALL your entries out of respect for your peers.
    Contacting weekend boarding and new clients about the situation and refusing business until the exposure risk is over.
    EVEN if this comes at a GREAT financial LOSS.

    Not naming NAMES, when asked by the general public where the exposure occurred. In part because animals do get sick even with proper husbandry and because said persons ARE PARKED RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CROWD AND DID NOT SCRATCH THEIR ENTRIES !!!!!!!
    Discipline is no excuse for a lack of enthusiasm !!

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    Uh oh kennel cough...........
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    Just had an issue where my dogs got exposed. And I had a litter on the way. Owner of the sick dog knew about the problem, so it wasn't an accident. I just couldn't do that to other people and their dogs. I have a hard time understanding how some people sleep at night doing things they do.

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    And since it is trial and test season, please make sure your females are not season........ Not even a little bit.

    At the last trial I thought I was going to get to collect a stud fee or two......
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    John,
    Good sportsmanship seems to be elusive for some these days. To knowingly and willfully bring dogs with a highly contageous communicable illness to an event is very poor sportsmanship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampcollie View Post
    John,
    Good sportsmanship seems to be elusive for some these days. To knowingly and willfully bring dogs with a highly contageous communicable illness to an event is very poor sportsmanship.
    Ahhh but it's all about the ribbon to too many any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    And since it is trial and test season, please make sure your females are not season........ Not even a little bit.

    At the last trial I thought I was going to get to collect a stud fee or two......
    I used to see this alot when I was more into agility. Very hard running a course and your dog scents a female in heat- off course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    And since it is trial and test season, please make sure your females are not season........ Not even a little bit.
    Yeah...they might end up a little bit pregnant.<s>
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    Interestingly enough, when you follow the bread crumbs....the same people DO bring bitch's in season to an event !
    Discipline is no excuse for a lack of enthusiasm !!

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