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More on Nutritional Supplements – Joint Supplements

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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 complex molecules naturally expressed on the service of chondrocytes that make up the cartilage in joint spaces....

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

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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 in no way a criticism of them or any club or federation that operates in conjunction with them. What happened...

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Systemic Mycoses

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Systemic Mycoses

By Luke D. Peterson, DVM, MS Fungi are a broad category of microorganisms that typically occur in nature as either a mold or yeast form. Many are environmentally beneficial but there are a handful that poses great risk to both dogs and humans. This two part series will focus on the fungi Blastomyces dermatitidis and Histoplasma capsulatum which are found in the environment in most of the eastern half of the United States. The incidence of either of these diseases is relatively lower than that of other infectious diseases such as Anaplasmosis,...

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Oh No, It’s Parvo!

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Oh No, It’s Parvo!

By Treyton (Jai) Diggs, DVM I purchased my first beagles when I was 14 years old. They were a mother and daughter, after I had purchased them I couldn’t wait to hit the woods with them. We returned home so late from getting them I couldn’t hunt them. But I had every intention to hunt the next day after I got out of football practice. I got off the bus and ran in the house changed clothes, grabbed my gun and dogs and off we went. My cousin and I met in woods after walking for a while we jumped a rabbit and the race began. We killed...

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Knowledge-Based Breeding

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Knowledge-Based Breeding

By Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia   INTRODUCTION When two breeders meet in conversation they often exchange information about litters and then go about sharing ideas which eventually lead to a future breeding. These conversations remind me about how we learn from our exchanges of information, experience and mistakes, all of which promote learning. Successful breeders know that they must be practical and patient in estimating the time and number of litters it will take to solve a problem or produce a special dog. Thus, when a planned breeding...

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