July 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek
Jul01

July 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek

Grilling By Rev. Bob Ford Every November, the local and national news shows tell us how to cook a turkey, as if preparing a Thanksgiving turkey has never been done before, or that it is as complicated as preparing the pufferfish. The pufferfish can cause paralysis or death if cooked improperly. In my opinion, there is no phrase that is more overused “This begs the question.” That being said, this begs the question, who watched their...

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July 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek
Jul01

July 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek

Living a Dog’s Life By Millie Baker Ragosta Beagles were bred to hunt, not loll around in the lap of luxury. In fact, if a lap dog is what you want, you’d probably do better with a miniature poodle. My father-in-law insists a snug, wooden dog-house with a piece of heavy carpet nailed over the opening and lots of clean straw for bedding is all beagles need. He’s a rabbit-hunter after all and I dearly love him, so...

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More on Nutritional Supplements – Joint Supplements
Jul01

More on Nutritional Supplements – Joint Supplements

By Dr. Luke D. Peterson, DVM, MS I am not a big fan of nutritional supplements. For the most part they are unnecessary unless treating a specific medical condition. I do have a general exemption to that opposition – Joint Supplements. They can really benefit your hound and keep them performing well into their later years. Traditionally joint supplements have consisted of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Both of these are...

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Tularemia: A Brief Review of Infections in Dog, Man, and Wild Animals
Jun14

Tularemia: A Brief Review of Infections in Dog, Man, and Wild Animals

By Dr. Luke D. Peterson, DVM, MS Let me start by saying this article is an attempt to put together information from multiple resources to better educate ourselves about this disease. Hopefully, through education we can make the best decision for our hounds, our clubs, and our sport overall. The recent epidemic in the rabbit population at the UBGF grounds has brought this disease to the forefront of our minds but know this article is...

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June 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek
Jun14

June 2018 Hounds & Hunting Sneak Peek

Let’s Go, So We Can Get Back By Rev. Bob Ford “Let’s go,” My dad said, “So we can get back!” Those were his words as we were on our way to get a pair of shoes, since I had worn mine out. This wasn’t something that he usually did—take me shopping for shoes—but mom was busy taking care of her mom that day, so my father had to do it, since I needed the shoes the next day. Even if it wasn’t something as detestable as shopping, dad...

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June 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek
Jun14

June 2018 Better Beagling Sneak Peek

High Plains Drifter By Joe Ewing The air on the Allegheny is cold. The thermometer on the dashboard reads, “Zero”. It’s dark. The sinking sun vanished beyond the distant horizon hours ago. There’s no light pollution here and there’s no moon or stars. It’s zero-dark-thirty. The digital clock on the dashboard reads “8:15”. A stiff north breeze is the only thing moving. I know the wind chill index is low. The truck’s gas gauge reads...

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