August Sneak Peek

Gundogs of Yesterday and Today By Rev. John Parks THE STAR R KENNELS: CHAPTER TWO Last time we got acquainted with Mike Reynolds and his wife Peggy of the Star R Kennels, which are located at 1949 Locke Creek Road, Readyville, TN. Mike shared with us his ‘personalized’ training program which is very thorough and effective. This month I want to peek into his breeding program and how it has developed over the years. As before, I will...

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May Sneak Peek

Gundogs of Yesterday and Today By Rev. John Parks THE BULLOCKS CREEK HOUNDS—CHAPTER 4 Last month we reviewed the list of field champions that Mike Ramsey has finished himself from his Bullocks Creek Kennel. Now this month I want to ‘pick his brain’ further on his methods. So, here we go into the questions I posed. Mike, tell us about how you manage a stud dog. How often should he be used? All stud dogs are different, but a good rule...

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April Sneak Peek

Gundogs of Yesterday and Today by Rev. John Parks THE BULLOCKS CREEK HOUNDS—CHAPTER 3 Last month we followed along with Mike Ramsey as he relived his journey of developing the family of beagles called Bullocks Creek Hounds. This month I want you to know more about those field champions that have come out of this kennel. So, join me as Mike tells us about them… Mike, I was fascinated by the step by step story of breeding hounds that...

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November Sneak Peek

Adventures with Ticks By John Gibble It’s not unusual during hunting season to find a tick crawling up my pants leg. I’ve picked them off the dogs even in the coldest months. This past July, one of our club members reported picking 92 ticks off of his two beagles a day after a morning run. Undoubtedly ticks are a nasty pest that transmits diseases to man and beast. But there is an interesting story behind that tick you just pulled off...

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August Sneak Peek

Systemic Mycoses – Big Words for Little Fungi Part II: Histoplasmosis By Luke Peterson, DVM, MS Histoplasmosis is another fungus that can cause multiple forms of disease in dogs. Histoplasma capsulatum can be found in a large portion of the central and eastern United States (see map in figure 1) primarily through the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys with the highest region in southern Illinois, southern Indiana, western...

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