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Forum: Puppy Corner   11-29-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,880
Posted By berkshire
My baby boy at 6 weeks - courtesy of his lovely...

My baby boy at 6 weeks - courtesy of his lovely breeder, Elaine of Starlaine Kennels.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/berkshire06/sixwks_orange.jpg
Forum: Doberman Health   11-24-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By berkshire
Dr. Nelson is currently at Washington State...

Dr. Nelson is currently at Washington State University - so probably not feasible. Lynne Nelson, Veterinary Clinical Sciences-Faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University...
Forum: General Off Topic Chat   11-23-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 3,328
Posted By berkshire
I heard a rumor that Summit is going to make one...

I heard a rumor that Summit is going to make one movie out of New Moon and Eclipse - which I think would be better from the standpoint of keeping a film moving. But it would have to be a 3-hour...
Forum: Doberman Health   11-13-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By berkshire
Depends on the dog...I've seen dogs who get...

Depends on the dog...I've seen dogs who get frequent bouts of pancreatitis, and need to go to nutritionist-formulated home cooked diets (one was on a diet that had 5% fat on a dry matter basis, just...
Forum: New member introduction   10-04-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By berkshire
If we're talking about the same jet (Ch....

If we're talking about the same jet (Ch. Foxfire's All Star), I have a Jet puppy as well, and couldn't be happier with him. Good luck on the waiting - it's hard! I think I must have spent more...
Forum: Doberman Health   10-04-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,207
Posted By berkshire
No experience with actual diagnosis - but I made...

No experience with actual diagnosis - but I made a presumptive diagnosis on my kid.

There are minor differences between HOD and Pano:
HOD affects the long bones closer to their ends (metaphyses),...
Forum: Doberman Health   10-04-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By berkshire
True. But there were no breed-specific...

True. But there were no breed-specific exclusions for Dobermans. So I think HD and possibly thyroid are excluded since they are familial. But most others that I looked at had breed-specific...
Forum: Doberman Health   10-04-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By berkshire
I have Pet's Best insurance - haven't needed to...

I have Pet's Best insurance - haven't needed to make a claim yet, but I like that their policies are more straightforward. I have the Pets Basic plan. My deductible is $100, and my maximum 'per...
Forum: Doberman Health   10-01-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By berkshire
So the consensus here is that the ELISA test is...

So the consensus here is that the ELISA test is not inherently bad, but the variability associated with time and technique gives it limited clinical application?
Forum: Doberman Health   10-01-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By berkshire
Nope - it's an odd habit I have; in all my notes...

Nope - it's an odd habit I have; in all my notes I abbreviated it that way...
Forum: Doberman Health   10-01-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By berkshire
From PubMed: I feel like I'm falling...

From PubMed:



I feel like I'm falling down Alice's rabbit hole - the more questions I ask, the greater my curiosity.
Forum: Doberman Health   10-01-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By berkshire
I just want to go on record by saying that both...

I just want to go on record by saying that both have their purpose, and I plan on doing both - but they give different info.

And at my husband's suggestion, I found both of the VetGen patents -...
Forum: Doberman Health   10-01-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By berkshire
I think the issue is that some dogs were...

I think the issue is that some dogs were identified as 'Affected', castrated, and later found to be false positive...at least this is according to a Bernese Mtn. Dog breeder. They were concerned...
Forum: Doberman Health   09-30-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By berkshire
Testing for vWB

Now I know all the breeders on here prefer VetGen...but I had some interesting facts come to light this weekend, and I enjoy a good debate.

Per one of my instructors (who developed/patented the...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   09-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,390
Posted By berkshire
Thanks for posting this - it give me a mental...

Thanks for posting this - it give me a mental goal with Tucker!
Forum: Puppy Corner   09-25-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,742
Posted By berkshire
Good grief! Tucker hit 60# at 7 months, and has...

Good grief! Tucker hit 60# at 7 months, and has only put on 5# since then. I can't imagine him growing that quickly!
Forum: Doberman Health   09-21-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By berkshire
I think both your vets are correct - they're just...

I think both your vets are correct - they're just talking about different risks.

There is a significant increase in incidence of incontinence in females spayed early. However, there is also a...
Forum: Puppy Corner   09-21-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By berkshire
You'll get varying opinions, but mine is that if...

You'll get varying opinions, but mine is that if you are feeding a high-quality balanced commercial diet, supplementation with vitamins/minerals is not only not necessary, but also generally...
Forum: Doberman Health   09-21-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By berkshire
There are certain vaccines that are licensed for...

There are certain vaccines that are licensed for three years, which means they actually had a testing duration for 3 years. Vaccines licensed for one year may have a longer duration of immunity, but...
Forum: Doberman Health   09-20-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By berkshire
If I can recall much of my immunology, he might...

If I can recall much of my immunology, he might be referring to the type of antibody isotype (see the chart on isotypes Antibody - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   09-20-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,959
Posted By berkshire
I would tend to agree wholeheartedly with this...

I would tend to agree wholeheartedly with this statement. I should clarify that my review was merely on my personal experience with Fred Hassen. I don't (and will probably never need to) use an...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   09-20-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,959
Posted By berkshire
I have personally worked with him. I invited him...

I have personally worked with him. I invited him to come to the vet school and give a demo/workshop on remote collar training (how it works, how it doesn't work, and when it is applicable), since...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   09-20-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By berkshire
My plan for routine health screening: At the...

My plan for routine health screening:

At the time of neuter (1 year of age), full CBC and Chemistry panel plus urinalysis (basically complete bloodwork sans thyroid), vWB VetGen test, and PennHIP...
Forum: Ear Cropping and Posting   09-17-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,155
Posted By berkshire
Wow - I think many of us would echo this...

Wow - I think many of us would echo this sentiment, but it seems very strange to see it on that website given the images of the dogs.

Also, one of the horses she has pictured is either laminitic...
Forum: General Off Topic Chat   09-14-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 91,670
Posted By berkshire
My turn! One 'casual' image, one at a holiday...

My turn! One 'casual' image, one at a holiday party that I organized.
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