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  1. Thanks for the great pictures Jan! Always so much fun to keep up with what's going on out there. Megan, don't you just love our western "accessories"? Unfortunately their a plague at our house this year!!
  2. Thanks everyone. It was fun to take some pictures that weren't filled with snow for a change! I'll try to take some updated pictures of Dustin with Kat. Speck, his young dog, is still recovering from the ACL surgery. Robin, the pups are growing like weeds. They're 5 months old right now and I haven't "purposely" taken them to stock yet. Gage, the male, slips by my watchful eye sometimes and ends up in with some feeder calves. He heels them like an old dog. Soot hasn't turned on yet and to be honest that doesn't bother me as I'd rather wait until summer to start them now. The stud fee pup I got from the Jag x Reece litter is 6 months and almost impossible to keep out of stock now. Little bugger is going to live with Jamie during lambing. Diane, Nan would have to fight her mother for the spot on the couch and nobody gets to share my pillow other than Mike. Sorry! :-)
  3. Great photos everyone! This sure was a fun one to look through. Thanks for the vote of confidence Jack&Co. I sent Nicole some pictures privately that I've already shared on here. I posted a few others in another thread today as well.
  4. Okay, here are the vertical shots. I didn't get any shots of Bet worth sharing. It's kind of funny because she worked the best by far today! Go figure. Rock: Nell: (hard to believe she's going to be 11 in May! Cash: Zac:
  5. Hello everyone. Thought I'd share some recent pictures with you guys. Nicole's post about vertical pictures for the cover shot got me thinking that I VERY rarely take working shots that way. So, I thought I'd have a go at it. I sent Nicole some other pictures for possible cover shots as well but they're ones I've shared on here in the past so thought it was best just to send them to her privately. Anyway, these were taken yesterday (the couple of cattle pics) and today (sheep). These are a few calves that we got in yesterday and they were WILD! Tore through the fence and headed out with the fall calvers. We're bringing them back. This is Rock in the pictures. Here is one from today when I was working Zac and the others were waiting their turn. Rock stays but just barely! :-) Here are a few shots that aren't vertical but were still kind of fun. Cash: Nell:
  6. My vet isn't against surgery at all it's just his way of saying that when dogs are recovering from it don't forget that they have been through trauma. Treat them as such during recovery. I am using therapeutic ultrasound on him now as well. Twice a day along with the flexibility exercises. He seems better today than he did yesterday. He seemed more sore yesterday than Friday which I would guess normal as I'm usually the same way after a visit to the chiropractor. Thanks.
  7. Thanks everyone! We'll keep a close eye on him and if this isn't working we'll explore the surgery route. Would be nice if he didn't have to go through that though! My vet always says surgery is basically controlled trauma.
  8. Thought I would give everyone an update on Jag. I took him to WY yesterday and had a chiropractor/massage therapist work on him. She found a spot right between his shoulder blades where he was completely out. She was able to get it back in with some work. He was so sore there that he would fall over on his side if we touched right on that spot after she worked on it. Within 30 minutes or so though he was starting to put weight on the left leg again. It's going to take some time to get the muscle to build back up in his shoulder but as long as we can keep it from popping back out he should heal. I have some "exercises" to do with him several time a day to help with that though. This morning he was already trying to lope while putting weight on it. He still has a pronounced limp and he's on restricted activity for quite awhile but I'm excited to be headed in the right direction finally! Thanks.
  9. Thanks Sue. Was Celt able to put much weight on it once he "warmed up"? Jag has been on Rimadyl for over 3 weeks now. I have taken him off a couple of times and didn't see much of a difference in him but my vet felt it would help him anyway. Now that he's on Adequan I'm cutting the dosage way down. He is putting a little weight on it now which is an improvement but still carries it up and out the side a bit if he's going faster than a walk. It's just hard not knowing if we're headed in the right direction with him or not.
  10. How long after tick season would signs of TBD show up? We had one of the coolest summer's on record and only had ticks for the month of June and he was on Frontline. Is it a blood test? Nancy, what made you decide to try surgery on both dogs? Did the xrays show any bone chips in the joint? Laura, can you email me some suggestions for chiro's as I'm not finding anyone up here. Thanks! [email protected] We got the report back from Kansas State University on the xrays. They saw just what my vet did. Some extra bone growth on the back of the humeral head of the left shoulder (basically a bone spur) but didn't feel that should cause pain as there weren't any chips and the joint looks great otherwise. No OCD type of lesions of any kind. They recommend going with an ultrasound now to check for soft tissue injuries. My vet suggests giving him another two weeks with the Adequan and see if we have anymore improvement with that before going to CSU. It is proving to be really hard for me wait this out as I HATE seeing him in pain. Also, I have him in the house and just out for short walks (off leash but by himself). He seems worse after he's been laying around for awhile and kind of "warms up" once he's been moving. Thanks.
  11. Thanks everyone! I'm going to start him on Adequan today as it can't really do any harm and will most likely do him some good at least somewhere in his body. I live in a very rural area and don't know anyone that does dog sports to ask about a Chiropractor. I tried to google one for Rapid City (our closest big city) and have had no luck. Any suggestions? I'm sure I can find one in Denver but that's 6 hours away and would be tough to get there very regular. I'll look though as it may be the only option for my area. Thanks, Laura
  12. Hello everyone. I have a 7 year old male that has become very lame in the last month. Grade 5 on a scale of 1 to 5. It has progressively gotten worse since Christmas. He was helping move some calves from one pen to another and went to jump a feedbunk (from on top of a snowdrift) and pile drove into it. It wasn't a pretty sight. He seemed fine almost immediately though. The only thing I could find was a split toe nail. There was some redness with that for a few days so I put him on antibiotics. That got better. Within about a week and a half of hitting the feedbunk he went from a slight head bob to three legged lame. We've done xrays and they are being sent off to Kansas State for further evaluation as my local vet said he's only finding a bone spur on the back of the left shoulder head. Really didn't think it would cause this level of pain in this dog. (We call him the energizer bunny because nothing slows him down!) Does anyone know if bone spurs could come on this quickly and cause this much pain? His shoulder joint looks great mechanically so vet doesn't think it's a case of wear and tear but trauma. Doesn't surprise me with Jag! I'm contemplating putting him on Adeqan while we wait for the University to get back to us. Any thougths on this? Thanks for any help.
  13. Great pictures Danielle. I really enjoyed them. Piper looks like she's fitting in well down there!
  14. Thanks for the compliments everyone. I appreciate it. Thought I'd share one more picture that I took Thursday evening. It's Dustin working his young dog (just turned 1) Speck. It was getting dark and my camera doesn't do the best job with action and twilight at the same time. Sorry!
  15. Hello all. Here are a few photo's that I've taken recently. Rock is one of my young, up and coming dogs. He's a year and a half old now and is by Jag and Jamie Spring's Reece. I like him a LOT. I've shared pics of Cash before. He's 2 1/2 now and is looking hopeful to move to Open soon. Jag is THE man here. :-) Rock: Rock moving ewes and lambs in the morning we shipped lambs: Cash: Jag:
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