2004 In Review
EVENTS & RESULTS
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Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of Canada Southern Ontario,Saturday October 30/04
Swing placed Reserve Winners Dog, Leo placed 4th in the Open dog class
Trillium dog FanciersSaturday October 30, 2004
Loki placed Reserve Winners dog
Trillium Sunday October 31, 2004
Leo earned winners dog for 1 point
October: Nippissing Kennel Club shows in Trout Creek, Ravenmasque Sadek finished his CH and so did Leo and Maggies first CH congrats Guy and Porsche!
August27-30, Markham KC show, Leo earned a group 4th, and Jagger earned a BB !
Our Little Mini Longhaired Dachshund, Spyke has been playing showdog in the Prairies and staying with his breeder. He has finished his Championship and earned 2 Best Puppy in the Hound Group!!!! the little man will be home in spetember, we miss him like crazy!
New Liskeard dog Show, Aug:
we went to a show tues, wed, thurs, 2 shows/day
Raven (omega x Robyn) in the first 4 shows she got (I moved her up the last day and she
BW/BB/G4 for 3pts
BW for 2pts
WB for 2 pts (beaten by my Hades son for BW)
BW for 3 pts
she finsihed like THAT!!! very bratty in the ring, but happy as can
Blue (thor x quinny) got 5 points a BW and a BW/BB/group 4th (his 3 pt
win the week before leaves him needing 2pts)
Loki (Hades x Venus) got a BW for 3pts (he was only in 2 shows) his
Guy's Leo x Maggie girl, Porsche got 2 pts, puttin her at 6 pts
a few pics from
the show was lovely, way up north, nice weather, the hotel right on the
water, we had a blast!
from Colllen and Breeze, Aug :
**from the Nationals. We had a great time, even though the scores weren't as good as I had hoped. We came in 24th over all for the 26 inch group. I messed up at bit by knocking bars - twice!!! Our one standand run was pretty good, coming in 8th in the 26 inch group.
This weekend though was great at the Agility Farm. We Q'd 5 out of 6 runs, with first places. Breeze knocked a bar in the last run which could have been 6 out of 6. Still we got the Top Masters Dog Award.
Breeze earned her Master Agility Dog of Canada Title today!!!!
Her titles are now Ch Ravenmasque Aestas CD TD HT AGX MADC CGN.**
Kingston at the Limestone Show July 25, Leo earned his first two points!
Trio, Aug Blue earned his first three point his very first show, we missed the next day,,, GRRRRRRRR
Colleen and Breezy (hades x venus) have been burning up the agility rings, watch for her at the Specialty's agility trials
Guy and Porsche (leo x maggie) have added her first two points, UPDATE Porsche now has 6 points
Guy, Sully and Maggie have been attending just a ferw obedience trials and doing well there too
Lana and Keira (sully x robyn) have acheived their frist two points, and won a Best Puppy in group! they now have 6 points and have beaten Champions for points!!
Macey (sully x robyn) has gathered 8 points toward her Can Ch, along with a group placement and a puppy Group win
Year End Letters
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This is very important, Last year Storm (Ravenmasque Golden Thunder) was given this- just a few weeks later became very ill with one of the diseases thought to be associated with this poison- just about a month after she was given ProHeart she had to be euthanised to stop her suffering..... I have added more links at the bottom of the page. Please do read up on any medications yuor vet wants to precsribe, and do not be afraid to tell them , not today I do not knwo about that medication.
here is one other information page
http://concernedvet.netfirms.com/ which states one side effect is # Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (destruction of red blood cells) which is what Storm died of
.html is where I found the following information!
FDA Talk Paper
September 3, 2004
Media Inquiries: 301-827-6242
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA
Fort Dodge to Comply with FDA's Request to Recall ProHeart 6 Injectable Heartworm Product from the Market Due to Serious Health Concerns
Fort Dodge Animal Health, of Overland Park, Kansas, at FDA's request, has agreed to immediately cease production and recall its heartworm medication ProHeart®6 from the market until the FDA's concerns about adverse reaction reports associated with the product can be resolved. FDA is requesting that the firm continue to conduct research to determine the cause of related adverse reactions and develop a strategy to help prevent such problems in the future before the product is marketed again. The FDA will convene an independent scientific advisory committee to thoroughly evaluate all available data.
ProHeart®6 is an approved injectable sustained-release heartworm prevention product for dogs. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition of dogs, cats, and other species of mammals. The parasite that causes heartworm disease is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito.
FDA is also advising veterinarians to avoid administering this product to dogs until further notice. Pet owners should consult their veterinarians regarding their pet's health care needs.
Since the product was approved in June 2001, Fort Dodge Animal Health has cooperated with FDA to investigate numerous adverse event reports. As a result, Fort Dodge has voluntarily changed the label to include post approval safety information including rare reports of death and a caution to practitioners that dogs should have a negative test for heartworm before administration.
Despite these label changes, FDA is still receiving unexplained adverse event reports, some of them severe. FDA's concern is based on voluntary self-reporting to FDA by veterinarians and owners whose dogs have suffered adverse drug experiences (ADEs) to ProHeart®6 (which contains the drug moxidectin) as well as the mandatory reporting of adverse events by Fort Dodge Animal Health.
Fort Dodge Animal Health has agreed to recall any product that has already been distributed to veterinarians.
As of August 4, 2004, FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) had received 5,552 adverse event reports for ProHeart®6. The actual number of adverse events is likely even higher because studies show that only a fraction of actual ADEs are reported.
The Agency has observed an increase in the number of cases associated with liver and bleeding abnormalities followed in some cases by death.
(it has the letter on the site as well)