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  1. Ziggy is doing better. The frequency of retching...

    Ziggy is doing better. The frequency of retching is reduced to once or twice in the day and once at night and once in the morning.The severity is significantly less. Another visit to the vet is...
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    Over the years we have had success in our club...

    Over the years we have had success in our club by:
    1.Wash the birds in a bucket
    2.Rinsing in a another bucket of clean water.
    3.Hanging the birds on chain link fence to dry
    4.Drape mosquito...
  3. I called into the Veterinary Clinic and received...

    I called into the Veterinary Clinic and received over the telephone that her blood work was "all normal". I have some time in the morning and early afternoon to see if they produced a report on...
  4. blastomycosis has been ruled out as we do not...

    blastomycosis has been ruled out as we do not have it on Vancouver Island or in BC.
    We will be looking for the results from the blood work.
  5. Once the blood work (white blood cell evaluation)...

    Once the blood work (white blood cell evaluation) is done then an assessment can be made about whether to proceed to the next step of tracheal wash and bronchoscopy.
  6. We have ruled out heart worm as she has been on...

    We have ruled out heart worm as she has been on "Interceptor" for that for nearly two and a half months. She has not been out of the province and we have no reports of it on southern Vancouver Island...
  7. Thursday morning she goes in for a followup. A...

    Thursday morning she goes in for a followup. A few days left of the 14 days on the antibiotic with no significant improvement or deterioration in her health. The hacking, wheezing and coughing...
  8. I do not accept cruciate tears as normal. In the...

    I do not accept cruciate tears as normal. In the trial dogs we have had, we have never had a cruciate issue with our dogs nor have I ever heard of any of the offspring having that issue.
    We avoid...
  9. I tried to take Ziggy into the vet clinic today....

    I tried to take Ziggy into the vet clinic today. Full up with no chance of a drop in to see Dr. Cope. The soonest is Tuesday the second of September.
    Her breathing at rest is without the sudden...
  10. Ziggy seems to be responding to the medication....

    Ziggy seems to be responding to the medication. For the past two days she has not been worked. Today was her first work out after a hike with with obedience as part of the fast walk for her just to...
  11. The radiologist report: A total of 5...

    The radiologist report:

    A total of 5 radiographs are available for interpretation dated August 26, 2019, including opposite lateral and
    ventral-dorsal views of the thorax. There is a moderate to...
  12. Nate B, No I did not see that on the invoice I...

    Nate B, No I did not see that on the invoice I paid. I can take her in to have that done. Our dogs are pretty much inseparable from us for that not to have been done. I will go that with issue to my...
  13. Folks, Thanks for the info. got Ziggy into the...

    Folks,
    Thanks for the info. got Ziggy into the vet first thing this morning and waited for the vet to show for her work .
    My Lab had a normal temperature. after pretty thorough exam and x-rays the...
  14. Outwardly healthy Labrador not breathing well at rest

    My nearly 4 year old female field trial Lab is not breathing well at rest.

    -In training she runs hard.
    -She has good stamina on the long marks and blinds.
    -At rest (laying down) her breathing is...
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    What do they use ,to retrieve their shot ducks....

    What do they use ,to retrieve their shot ducks. By the way is their bag limit. I have received email invitations to download
    their promotional material on guided duck hunts in Argentina for our...
  16. The handler/trainer/owner not being literate on...

    The handler/trainer/owner not being literate on the dog training prior to acquiring pup. As one club member so aptly put it. There is no excuse for a poor trainer now. There is much good literature,...
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    With all this discussion about "silver labs" and...

    With all this discussion about "silver labs" and the strong position taken by many but not all. It may be worth discussing what position would you take as a person who is on the committee or judge...
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    16.1.17 Courage (a) Courage, too is a trait...

    16.1.17 Courage

    (a) Courage, too is a trait which cannot be tested at every trial. It maybe displayed by a willingness to face without hesitation, rough cover, cold or rough water, ice, mud or...
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    Judging Question: Direct or Fastest?

    Marking test, Open, first series.
    Triple with two retired guns. Combination of marks being done by land and water. The direct line to the long memory mark which is retired is through heavy cover up...
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    Registered owners in 2004 when Bill Eckett,pro...

    Registered owners in 2004 when Bill Eckett,pro trainer, handled him to his US National win were Gary McIlwain of Bovey, Minnesota and Lowell Schwab of Corcoran, Minnesota.
  21. Specifically what genes would you want to match?...

    Specifically what genes would you want to match? Hybrid-vigor comes from an out cross. Matching phenotypic traits similar desirable physical attributes with dissimilar genotypic make-up. Is this what...
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    Just when I thought we would get a bump in the...

    Just when I thought we would get a bump in the numbers of people taking up this recreational sport of working field dogs be it trials or hunt test because of the "Baby Boomers" retiring I was...
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    What makes a handler fun to watch? Well Mickey...

    What makes a handler fun to watch? Well Mickey Rawlins is such a person. I remember Molly beating him to the line. One of the judges as agreed upon between them turns to Mickey and says "Go back to...
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    Yes, you got to enjoy it and the time with the...

    Yes, you got to enjoy it and the time with the dog(s). It is what sets us apart. It is the journey not the destination.
  25. Form a good habit of being steady. Your time is...

    Form a good habit of being steady. Your time is better spent thoroughly working through Bill Hillmann's traffic cop training for steady. If you go for the big stick and/or collar correction you will...
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