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Quarantine and training - Do they still run in training and at the tracks. (1778 Views)
Heyboss
Posted: Aug 16, 2004 at 12:27 PM - Heyboss's 2nd post Copy Link
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No Expression I was just wondering if they try to keep the pups from too much exercise when something like this cough is going around?

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rockingship
Posted: Aug 16, 2004 at 1:04 PM - rockingship's 2nd post Copy Link
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That's not a bad idea at all...you never know who might be incubating the virus....a trainer has to be very vigilant and observant, and not reluctant to scratch a greyhound from it's scheduled race if it shows any symptoms at all, or appears to be in any way "off"...

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FullHouseRacing
Posted: Jan 24, 2005 at 8:30 PM - FullHouseRacing's 13th post Copy Link
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Yes, not only pups, but the older racers as well. Both are extremely susceptible to the virus. All precautions are taken, however for any dog showing symptoms of the cough. Things such as your pharmaceutical chest rub are placed on all dogs that are coughing. At our kennel, not really sure about others, we put it on EVERY racer and schooler after they run to prevent any respatory problems. If the dog is showing any signs, of course, of any illness the dog is scratched or taken off immediately. The dog isn't morning schooled again until we are certain that the dog is completely healthy and has shown no signs of any problems for 4-5 days. Penicillin may also be given to dogs with the cough to help combat the problems and symptoms.

An important thing is to also avoid areas of contact with other dogs. If another kennel has the cough, even though thier racers may not have it, the kennelmates could potentially carry the bacteria. For example, avoid using the cool out rooms and areas of contact after the race with all other greyhounds. They are weak and have a better chance of picking up the virus after it has raced than before.

Hope this helps and if you have any more questions, feel free to post again! Have a great day!

Edited Jan 24, 2005 at 8:32 PM by FullHouseRacing
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