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by tdbmd
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wrist injury
Replies: 21
Views: 7110

Re: Wrist injury

Well, I understand not having the equipment but in this case, he had the equipment. He took films pre-reduction films but the mistake was not taking post reduction films when the XR was available. And, the fact that this dog was a athlete is obvious, both in appearance, in the activity and verbalize...
by tdbmd
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wrist injury
Replies: 21
Views: 7110

Re: Wrist injury

Thanks for the link, I will check it out. It seems that the pad wounds/infection is doing better. Now, just have to heal from the fusion surgery
by tdbmd
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wrist injury
Replies: 21
Views: 7110

Re: Wrist injury

Surgery was done on Jan 2nd, after almost 10 days at the Iowa State vet hospital to heal up the wounds/infection involving the pads on her paw. Bandage removed today and stitches out in about 8 more days. Looks pretty rough from all the infection and surgery. Skin is rough due to about a month in sp...
by tdbmd
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wrist injury
Replies: 21
Views: 7110

Re: Wrist injury

Thanks
Pads and infection appear to be healing. Might know more about a actual surgery date after tomorrow.
by tdbmd
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wrist injury
Replies: 21
Views: 7110

Re: Wrist injury

They did say there is no motion at that wrist joint with the fusion but she has both medial and plantar ligament damage as well as dislocation of the carpal bone so really not a option for repair and the fusion will give her the best chance to be pain free. I am really bummed about how it is going t...
by tdbmd
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wrist injury
Replies: 21
Views: 7110

Re: Wrist injury

Well, some update is due, After the second splint change a post reduction film was finally obtained at my insistence. The dog has a carpal dislocation, very obvious that it was not a simple dislocation and now some infection in the paw/pads. So emergency trip to Iowa State Vet school and she has bee...
by tdbmd
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wrist injury
Replies: 21
Views: 7110

Re: Wrist injury

We changed out the splint this week and the vet was happy with how it looked/felt. At this time, another week in the splint. K-State vet school is closer to us here, so that might be the plan.
by tdbmd
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wrist injury
Replies: 21
Views: 7110

Re: Wrist injury

The vet called for a update this a.m. and when I was speaking to him I did ask about long term issues. He said that after it was reduced, he did some testing while still under anesthesia and he felt pretty optimistic that the joint was tight after reduction. Not a 100% guarantee of no ligament damag...
by tdbmd
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wrist injury
Replies: 21
Views: 7110

Re: Wrist injury

That was/is a concern of mine, in that does she need further evaluation of the ligaments. If so, I suppose there are canine orthopedic specialists?
by tdbmd
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wrist injury
Replies: 21
Views: 7110

Re: Wrist injury

Thanks for the information, guys
by tdbmd
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Wrist injury
Replies: 21
Views: 7110

Wrist injury

Happy Thanksgiving! So yesterday we were out hunting with our 1 1/2 year old vizsla. Not real heavy cover and things were going well. Suddenly she is yelping and favoring her left front paw. When I got to her I could see there was a serious injury. Paw was out at 90 degree angle from normal. So, got...
by tdbmd
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pigeon traps
Replies: 11
Views: 3536

Re: Pigeon traps

If trapping feral pigeons, is it OK to just shoot them? I don't want to mess with building or keeping a coop. I have access to a large feedlot to trap them at and figured I would just shoot them after the point each time.
by tdbmd
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Experience using a surrogator for chick release?
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Experience using a surrogator for chick release?

Roostersmom - thanks for the link. I don't know why that thread didn't show up when I was using the search term "surrogator"? Weird.

Kind of a bummer to read about the lack of results in so many different areas. I hate to think the bird hunting of my youth will never be known by my kids.
by tdbmd
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Experience using a surrogator for chick release?
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Experience using a surrogator for chick release?

I had done a search but only came up with one thread where they were mentioned, maybe I didn't go back far enough but that thread was from 3 years ago?
by tdbmd
Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Vizsla vs Llewellin Setter
Replies: 25
Views: 7753

Re: Vizsla vs Llewellin Setter

I don't have experience with the setter but would agree with much of the positives written above about the vizsla. Super friendly and loving dogs.
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by tdbmd
Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Experience using a surrogator for chick release?
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Experience using a surrogator for chick release?

Good afternoon, Does anyone have any experience using a surrogator to raise chicks in the wild and then release into the habitat that they were raised in? I was recently pheasant hunting in south/central NE and we primarily hunted some corners of irrigated fields that had been planted to habitat wit...
by tdbmd
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: hunting southeast nebraska
Replies: 18
Views: 7382

Re: hunting southeast nebraska

Had a buddy who was hunting down around McCook for birds and they had decent luck. I don't know how many they got over the weekend, but enough to keep the dogs interested, at least.
by tdbmd
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vizsla owner questions
Replies: 20
Views: 7391

Re: Vizsla owner questions

I love all the photos!

Our Vizsla is 7 months old, just learning the ropes. But she is a smart, loving dog for sure. Technically she is my 10 year old daughter's dog, so loving is just perfect for that, plus I get a hunting partner.
by tdbmd
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wanted to know if awd drive can handle tough road condtions
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Wanted to know if awd drive can handle tough road condtions

Our '11 Explorer has AWD system and it does surprisingly well.

Tires are a problem with heavy mud but in snow and other slick conditions it is pretty good. The tires you have DO matter if it is muddy.
by tdbmd
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Age to teach heel
Replies: 44
Views: 9290

Re: Age to teach heel

I have read the comments with interest. Our Vizsla is 7 months old. I don't care if she heels at my side necessarily, but I don't want her pulling all over on the lead. She is back from the trainer this weekend and is e-collar conditioned, which is great for taking her out to the field and working b...
by tdbmd
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: One year old Visla, HELP
Replies: 23
Views: 13969

Re: One year old Visla, HELP

She is very intense when hunting and when chasing a flushed bird. When she was younger, like 18-21 weeks or so, she was pretty good with retrieving a dummy. I have a chukar frozen in the freezer that I am going to thaw and work just in the yard, really short distances with her a bit.
by tdbmd
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: One year old Visla, HELP
Replies: 23
Views: 13969

Re: One year old Visla, HELP

At the trainer's yesterday, she would pick the bird up but only bring it back part way. Or she would just stand over it. Otherwise, I was very pleased with how she worked in the field, how she hunted close and responded to direction changes. Sometimes a bit hard headed with the "here" command and re...
by tdbmd
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: One year old Visla, HELP
Replies: 23
Views: 13969

Re: One year old Visla, HELP

Did they actively look for downed birds, but just not retrieve?
by tdbmd
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: One year old Visla, HELP
Replies: 23
Views: 13969

Re: One year old Visla, HELP

Thanks Sharon, I am just nervous, I guess. Have not had a hunting dog for a number of years and did not feel qualified to do the training all on my own so went with a very well thought of local trainer. I may be worrying unnecessarily. Guess I was just hoping to hear the trainer say she is a great d...
by tdbmd
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: One year old Visla, HELP
Replies: 23
Views: 13969

Re: One year old Visla, HELP

Interesting reading! I go on Saturday to pick up my 7 month old female Vizsla from the trainer. She has been there for the last 2 months. I don't know what to expect. The trainer mentioned on the phone that she is very independent. Not sure if that is "trainer speak" for stubborn? He also said she i...
by tdbmd
Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Outdoor Kennel Floor - Cheap
Replies: 15
Views: 4644

Re: Outdoor Kennel Floor - Cheap

I have a 10x5 kennel and what I did was take 6x6 treated lumber and lay them length-wise then fill in with gravel. Over that I laid synthetic deck planks with about 1/4 inch gap between them. So far, working really well, easy to clean.
by tdbmd
Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Distractions
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Distractions

Thanks for the replies! I rarely actually hit any moths, maybe I should try something other than the Red Ryder!

Seriously, glad to hear that it is normal. I thought maybe my pup had ADD!
by tdbmd
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Distractions
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Distractions

I have a question. My 20 week old Vizsla pup and I will be working on "come" or working with a dummy when she will get completely distracted by the small white moths that fly up out of the grass. To the point of actually pointing them and chasing them. Is this just a age thing? Or is there a way to ...
by tdbmd
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog smell
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: Dog smell

Thanks. I was wondering if it was just due to spending the last 3 weeks in a kennel. It was just such a dramatic difference from previously. We have had a Chessie, Labs and now a Corgi and all of those dogs would get pretty smelly with "oily dog smell" but the vizsla was always "odor free" or nearly...
by tdbmd
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Dog smell
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Dog smell

Good morning, I have a strange question (maybe). I have a 16 week old Vizsla. She is a great dog and showing much promise as a hunter. She is also technically my 10 year old daughter's dog. As such, she spend a lot of time in the house. Well, the pup recently was at the trainer for about 3 1/2 weeks...
by tdbmd
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy biting?
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: Puppy biting?

Thanks for all the responses so far. Trying to implement them. Sometimes the tap on the nose seems to be a invitation to really get to wrestling but sometimes it works.
by tdbmd
Thu May 30, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup exposure to other dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Pup exposure to other dogs

Thanks,

I think the pug did get the vaccinations when it was a pup, but they live on the farm and just didn't keep up with vaccinations.
by tdbmd
Thu May 30, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Pup exposure to other dogs
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Pup exposure to other dogs

My 8 week old Vizsla has had her first 3 sets of shots. My wife would like us to go visit her parents for the weekend and the pup is too little to be left for someone else to care for. My in-laws have a pug that is not current on her shots. My MIL says she will get the shots updated tomorrow but my ...
by tdbmd
Thu May 30, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy biting?
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: Puppy biting?

Good suggestions, thanks. Was not sure how much to "discipline" a pup at that age.
by tdbmd
Mon May 27, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy biting?
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: Puppy biting?

Thanks for the info and link
by tdbmd
Sun May 26, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy biting?
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Puppy biting?

Hello, So our 8 week old Vizsla has been here a couple of days now. The crate training is going just fine. Only some occasional whining and potty training is going OK. But, sometimes when playing with her, she will get to biting hands/feet/whatever. No big deal for me, but my 10 year old daughter is...
by tdbmd
Sun May 26, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Puppy Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 7065

Re: New Puppy Advice

Hopefully our Corgi will not be too jealous. That's one thing you can usually count on. Be careful when introducing your new pup to your other dog. Its best to do it on neutral ground. There are some territorial rules and boundaries to be addressed in your home, and you don't want pup to get hurt i...
by tdbmd
Sat May 25, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes and Dogs
Replies: 225
Views: 66783

Re: Coyotes and Dogs

Most every coyote I have seen has been running away, whether by myself or with my dogs. But, I would worry about a pup with coyotes for sure. Now,one of these WILL take your dog, no matter how big and tough! http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q86/tdbmd/03ed4d78-67b2-4357-8284-8dcd80a58fb7_zps501d271...
by tdbmd
Fri May 24, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Puppy Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 7065

Re: New Puppy Advice

So, leaving this morning to head to SD to pick up the puppy! My daughter (10 years old) is beyond excited and I am excited as well. Hopefully our Corgi will not be too jealous. We have a new crate for her, so are ready for transport and crate training (I hope!)
by tdbmd
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Puppy Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 7065

Re: New Puppy Advice

Thanks for all the great responses so far. Any advice is appreciated.
by tdbmd
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Puppy Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 7065

Re: New Puppy Advice

I will be picking up a new Vizsla pup at the end of May. I am new to puppies but have had a few bird dogs, but many years ago. I read alot about crate training. Is there a article or resource that someone could suggest so that I can better understand what to do in regards to crate training? Thanks.
by tdbmd
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: New Members: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little about you...
Replies: 1070
Views: 340157

Re: A little about you...

New member here. I have just put money down on a new hunting dog. We will pick up our new female Vizsla pup at the end of May. I am a 45 year old guy, who has been hunting since the age of 5. When I was a kid and through high school, I mostly hunted upland and waterfowl. Over the last 20 years or so...