July-August 2016 - Dallas Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club

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July-August 2016 - Dallas Fort Worth Metro Golden Retriever Club
UPCOMING EVENTS
October 29 -WC/WCX
Volume 43 Issue 6 Summer 2016
SPECIALTY JULY 2016
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OBEDIENCE and RALLY
May 15, 2016 Denton Kennel Club
12-18 month class
Winners Dog & Best of Opposite Sex
Emery Rave Just Add Water (Pettengill)
Abeline Friday May 20
Grad Novice- 1st
UCD, UR02 Belvedere Third Time's a Charm
DN BN CD RA ( Ingram)
FAITH CITY KC Saturday 4/30/16
RWD
RAZZLE-SKYWATCHER'S SEE'N IS BELIEVE'N
( Meddaugh )
Grad Open-2nd
UJJCH,UCH, SHR ,UCDX,UR01, Manor's
Anapolis PCDX,CDX,BN, GN, GO ,RE,JH, DS,
WC, CCA,ASCA CD (Ingram)
FAITH CITY KC SUNDAY 5/1/16
RWD
RAZZLE-SKYWATCHER'S SEE'N IS BELIEVE'N
( Meddaugh )
Bluebonnet Cluster April 2016
BN- TITLE!!
Denali's Touchdown Hound (Long).
Summer Classic Dog Shows, Oklahoma City, June 29July 3
6-9 Puppy Dog -- 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 2nd placements
RAZZLE-SKYWATCHER’S SEE’N IS BELIEVE’N
( MEDDAUGH )
WAGD May 2016
Level 1 World Cynosport -TITLE!
Both One Ash Just N Boots (Long)
One Ash Rompin' Donkey at Denali (Long)
6-9 Puppy Bitch -- 3rd, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd placements
July 2nd was also Best Puppy ( Goldens )
July 2nd Puppy Sporting Group, 1st Place
SKYWATCHER’S BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL U
( FELIX )
TVSSC Obedience Trial, 6-25-16
1st leg Beginner Novice B and
1st leg Novice B
Ch. Tempo-Razzle-Wyndehill Solo Home Run
RN, CGC (Brown, Meddaugh)
Austin Kennel Club, April 16, 2016
6-9 Puppy Bitch
1st Place
Wingtip Happy As Two Can Be (Jury - Wingtip)
TVSSC Obedience Trial, 6-26-16
2nd leg Beginner Novice B and
2nd leg Novice B with 3rd Place
Ch. Tempoo-Razzle-Wyndehill Solo Home Run
RN, CGC (Brown, Meddaugh)
DFWMGRC JULY SPECIALTY – July 7, 2016
6-9 Puppy Dog
Sweeps Class - 1st Place
Regular Class – 2nd Place
Razzle-Skywatcher’s See’N Is Believe’N
( Meddaugh )
Utility B – 3rd Place
Open B – Qualified
2nd UDX Leg
UCD Rio Spirits Lonestar Firewater MH UD RE
GO GN BN AX AXJ XF WCX VCX DE CGC
CCA (“Z”) (Farmer/Todd)
6-9 Puppy Bitch
Sweeps Class – 1st Place
Regular Class – 1st Place
Skywatcher’s Believe Me When I Tell U ( Felix )
CONFORMATION
May 14, 2016 Denton Kennel Club
12-18 month class
Winners Dog & Best of Opposite Sex
Emery Rave Just Add Water (Pettengill)
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LONE STAR STATE CLASSIC – July 8-10, 2016
6-9 Puppy Dog
Friday – 1st Place, Saturday-1st Place, Sunday-2nd
Place
Razzle- Skywatcher’s See’N Is Believe’N
( Meddaugh )
6-9 Puppy Bitch
Friday-1st Place, Saturday-1st Place, Sunday-1st
Place
Skywatcher’s Believe Me When I Tell U ( Felix )
DOCK DIVING
June 26, Dallas Air Dogs
Dock Diving Senior Advanced -TITLE!!
Cadet, Manor's Anapolis (Ingram)
Junior TITLE!!
Charm, BelvedereThird Times a Charm(Ingram)
K9 Water World, NADD Trials, May 23, 2016
Dock Novice
CH Birnam Wood’s Barb E. Dahl CGCA (Jury Wingtip)
K9 Water World, NADD Trials, June 15, 2016
Dock Junior
CH Birnam Wood’s Barb E. Dahl CGCA (Jury Wingtip)
Dallas Air Dogs, NADD Trials, July 9, 2016
Dock Senior
Wingtip Happy As Two Can Be (Jury - Wingtip)
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Pet Oxygen Masks Help Firefighters Save Lives.
Animal O2 Masks have proven to be an effective method of saving the lives of animals overcome from
smoke inhalation & toxic fumes.
I want to acknowledge the very generous contribution from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metro Golden Retriever
Club!
Their contribution will allow us to supply 6 additional Life Saving Animal Oxygen Mask Kits to local North
Texas Fire Departments so they will have masks kits available for our pets when needed.
DFWMGRC members are active in conformation showing, obedience, hunt tests, agility, tracking, and
therapy work.
I want to thank everyone who has contributed!
Thank you all for helping us supply these first 27 Animal Oxygen Mask kits to 9 area Fire Departments.
Mark Kmieciak
Greater Houston Golden Retriever Club. Seminar on August 20, 2016
Seminar: Pythiosis Awareness
Date: August 20, 2016
Place: Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center
1414 Wirt Road
Houston, Texas 77056
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Speaker: Mr. Robert L. Glass
The Greater Houston Golden Retriever Club is hosting a seminar on August 20, 2016 on the awareness of Pythiosis. Pythiosis
results from the infection with the fungal-like organism “Pythium insidiosum” and it occurs in Equines, Canines, Felines, Bovines,
Humans and other species. To read more on this bacteria go to the websites “pythiosis.com” or “Pavlab.com”.
Our speaker, Mr. Glass is the President and owner of Pan American Veterinary Laboratories, Hutto, Texas. He graduated from the
University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science, Medical Technology and his credentials are American Society of Clinical
Pathologists Certificate and American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, Texas Branch; several academic affiliations with
various veterinary schools in Brasil and Argentina. Has published several publications, have a patent on the “Method for Treatment
of airway diseases” and now has a Patent Application for “Pythium Immunotherapy”.
A light lunch will be served. There will be a limited number of seating,
and if you wish to attend, please RSVP me no later than
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August 12, 2016.
Elaine Donnell
Email: [email protected]
PYTHIOSIS/Swamp Cancer
Pythiosis is more commonly seen in warm, wet areas with lush vegetation, such as the Gulf Coast region of the
US. While horses are more commonly the victims of Pythium infections, dog pythiosis is now being diagnosed on a
regular basis.
History:
Exposure to standing water (ponds, gullies, puddles); Pythium lives and grows on plants near water and reproduces via
a “swimming spore” (zoospore) that travels through water to a new plant. This is the infectious stage of Pythium that
can also infect an animal through a break in the skin or by being ingested.
Cutaneous Skin infections start as lesions that look like small puncture wounds. These turn into large ulcerative
abscesses that grow quickly and don’t respond to conventional anti-fungal drugs and medications.
Gastrointestinal (GI) disease shows up weeks to months after exposure when the dog may show the following
symptoms:
1) Diarrhea, starting as an intermittent soft stool with or without blood progressing to a consistent watery stool, often with blood.
2) Vomiting after eating starts when the patient’s intestinal tract becomes swollen and thickened to the point that food cannot pass
through the infected area. At this point the patient is in real danger and weight loss begins because the animal is getting very little
nutrition from its food.
3) Blood appears in the feces as the lesion grows and spreads to lymph nodes, etc. damaging the surrounding tissues and blood
vessels. The damaged blood vessels may release blood into the intestinal tract. Blood in the feces is partially digested giving the
stool a black, tarry appearance. In some cases the blood loss and diarrhea becomes so severe that fresh “red” blood appears in the
feces.
4) Weight loss occurs as the patient’s ability to digest food decreases. In advanced cases patients may lose 50% of their body
weight.
5) Loss of energy and activity is seen in advanced cases due to nutrition loss and perhaps due to pain as damage to the intestine
continues.
Usually diagnosis is made via Barium X-Ray or ultrasound, which shows a mass in the intestinal tract, often near the
junction between the stomach and the small intestine (duodenum). Often this mass is presumed to be some type of
cancer. It is extremely important to do a blood test to diagnose or rule out pythiosis. The cost is $45 and if the patient
has pythiosis instead of cancer there is a treatment that has shown significant success at a cost most owners
can afford; $150 for a vial of 3 injections (Jan 2016).
Send blood sample to Robert Glass/PAVLAB.
While several treatments may be used to combat Pythium infection, none of the conventional treatments have shown
more 20-25% success. Even when the lesions are in a location that allows surgical removal of the mass, success is
limited. A recent development in this arena is an Immunotherapy product. This product is a mixture of (non-infectious)
proteins purified from the Pythium organism which is injected into the patient. This treatment seeks to stimulate the
patient’s own immune system to fight the infection and has demonstrated a success rate as high as 53% when used in
conjunction with conventional treatments. This treatment was initially developed to treat pythiosis in horses and has
shown above 90% success in that species. Research and clinical trials are ongoing on a “Canine” version of this
product, which has shown very encouraging results (+/- 75% success) in initial small-scale studies.
Robert L. Glass, President
Pan American Vet Labs
166 Brushy Creek Trail
Hutto, Texas 78634
www.pavlab.com
800 856 9655
Leonel Mendoza, MSU, PhD
Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program/Department of Microbiology
Michigan State University
354 Farm Lane, Room N324
East Lansing MI 48824-5672
**2010 National Mycology Award
Dr. Richard D. Hansen, President
Pythium Technologies, Inc.
Newcastle, Oklahoma
For more information & photos of Cutaneous Pythiosis.
www.pavlab.com
https://www.facebook.com/groupls/pythiosis/
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www.pythiosis.com

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