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Assessing the risk of zoonotic diseases by Steve Dean ZOONOTIC diseases are defined as infections that can be transmitted between animals and humans. Although this implies a two-way process, the public focus is always on the route from animals to man and this can give a one-sided impression that...
The seven subtle pain indicators by Julia Robertson For those who know me will know that I always go on and on about how muscular issues are not easily or rarely diagnosed, so if we could pick up on earlier indicators that our dogs are exhibiting then earlier treatment and therefore quicker...
Trouble with cars and indigestion by Jane Lilley Thank you everyone who has so kindly asked about the health or otherwise of my car that inexplicably lost power on the M40 en route home after a happy day’s judging at the City of Birmingham.
The KCs involvement with rescue by Geraldine Cove-Print I just spent an amusing few minutes trying out the Kennel Club ‘Find a Breed’ online service. I found it to be an excellent tool and it would be very useful for the novice, aspiring dog owner I feel, it could also be a great resource for dog rescue.
The art of clipping by Eileen Geeson Machines designed for the clipping of dogs come in many different forms, a variety of makes, a selection of quality and price, a range of shapes and varying weight.
Can dogs spread the ebola virus? by Steve Dean Ebola continues to threaten the populations of countries in West Africa and is proving to be a difficult situation for everyone involved. The nurse in Spain, who has recovered following treatment, owned a dog and news that Spanish authorities had...
A deathly cost for Hounds in Leash by Nick Waters This monumental plaster group by Harry Bates ARA (1850-1899) measuring over seven feet in length, was commissioned by the Earl of Wemyss and March to be cast in bronze to stand outside his home, Gosford House near Longniddry in East Lothian, after...
New binders for the Red Book, Woo Woo! by Jane Lilley Just out of interest, has anyone had difficulty when trying to insert the Kennel Club’s Yearbook 2014/15 – known fondly as the Red Book – into its own official red loose-leaf binder?
‘… one is vice-chairman, the other isn’t ….’ by Nick Waters Continuing last week’s theme of featuring a cartoon, I jump back some 50 years to one published in 1904. Titled ‘… one is vice-chairman, the other isn’t ….’
Unwelcome visitors that come calling by Eileen Geeson It’s been one of those years, a dry, warm summer, we have loved it but it has also been fabulous for the flea population. There certainly seems to be a lot about if my email box is anything to go by.
What to expect during birthing by Steve Dean Helping a bitch whelp is rewarding but it is important to know when to get involved and when to stand back and let nature work its own miracle. In a previous article the discussion on whelping stopped at about the point a puppy was making its way...
Vita Canis 100 per cent natural products by Geraldine Cove-Print Winter draws on and along with the aroma of damp dogs, that smell as if they have been rolling in mushrooms, there are the delights of sore winter paws, chapped hands and spotty bellies – one would hope the spots were restricted to canine tummies...
The statistics behind HD scores by Mike Tempest After my last article several readers have contacted me and asked if I could provide more explanation on the various statistical terms that are used in the description of HD (hip dysplasia) scores, such as the term ‘median’...
Further experiences of aspergillosis by Jane Lilley Thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to respond to Barbara Brown’s plea for help and, hopefully, sharing of experience with her Miniature Schnauzer’s aspergillosis.
Aggression or frustration on the lead? by Nick Honor One of the most common issues that face many dog owners is aggression between dogs. This is an incredibly common occurrence and one that many owners find very embarrassing and stressful.
English Setters at risk in Spain by Geraldine Cove-Print The furore of the supermarket summer selling of horse meat inclusion in processed products was shocking enough but less than 18 months ago in Spain a full investigation was going on when it was suspected that the stolen carcasses of hundreds of...
Outbreaks of infectious diseases by Steve Dean The subject this week was intended to follow last week’s topic on whelping, suggesting when and how you might usefully intervene to assist the whelping bitch.
Bengo, Percy and Tim by Nick Waters Are you sitting comfortably… Bengo the Boxer puppy was playing ball in the park with his master when out of the bushes jumped a tall dog who gracefully caught the ball in mid-air.
Fine tuning at Agility Secrets camp by Becca Middleton In September I was lucky enough to attend one of Laura Chudleigh’s Agility Secrets camps and I thought I would tell you about it. This is the third camp I have been to and each and every one of them has...
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