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Testing times

Summer is coming, and with it the competition season. Are you and your dog prepared? Ian Clinton writes for iShoot. At this time of year I expect many of you with working gundogs are thinking of entering a gundog working

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The science of scent

Knowing about scent can give us a bit more knowledge in perfecting our gundog training. Pete Carr explains that understanding different conditions is the key. Understanding scent and scenting conditions can really make a difference when working gundogs. In truth

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IRELAND: A shooter’s best friend

Jason Doyle looks back on a pleasing season of summer sport and suggests more shooters should bring Fido along for company As the combines finish rolling and the last of this harvest is gathered into storage, we mark the end

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GUNDOG VET: Fractures

Amira Nasim-Hopfer describes treatments for several classifications of fractures most commonly seen in working dogs Working dogs that are active may experience some type of trauma, which may result in a fractured bone. Veterinary clinics, just like hospitals, frequently encounter

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Gundogs compete in scurry final

One of Britain’s biggest gundog events reached its climax at Packington when the 20 finalists competed to become the BASC/Chudleys gundog scurry league winner. More than 1,200 individuals, including a hundred young handlers under 16, entered the competition which ran

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What the Vet Saw

Gundog vet Amira Nasim-Hopfer explains how vets use imaging technology to diagnose a wide range of problems

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Itching Issues

Harvey Carruthers examines the problems ticks and fleas can create for your dog and discusses the best ways to deal with them. Working dogs are exposed to a variety of parasites throughout the year, and the two most common of

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Posted in Gundog Vet

Healing Dogs’ Feet

Take your dog’s foot injuries in stride with help from vet Harvey Carruthers. As soon as a dog steps out of its home or kennel, it is at risk of injury, a risk that is even greater in dogs that

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Routine Gun Dog Care

Gun dogs need all of their senses in excellent order to perform well. Harvey Carruthers looks at some ways of keeping your dog healthy. Keeping ears clean Ear infection is common and is often preventable if proper care is taken.

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Canine Collapse

Harvey Carruthers advises on the best methods to treat a collapsed gun dog in a working situation. Although gundogs tend to be healthier than many other breeds, their working environment means that they may be a significant distance from emergency

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Posted in Gundog Vet
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