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Do you have questions regarding the health of your greyhound? Do you need tips what you should feed your dog?
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Christopher Grieb
USA
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05 Apr 2010 15:25


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Wow... lots of wild ideas for a simple problem. When we have a racer prone to cramping we take several tacks.

1. Calcium - We supplement the racer's feed with a 600mg calcium "liqui-gel" on his race day snack. If he's really bad about cramping, we'll give him one the day prior to and day of the race.

2. Potassium - We used to supplement their snack with a potassium tablet. I forget the dosage because it's been so long ago... but, now, we give the racer a whole banana the morning of his race. Can't go wrong when you have Mother Nature on your side.

3. Fluids - Any number of elctrolyte replenishers will suffice. We, however, use a mixture of water and Dyne. Here's a link w/ info about the product: EXTERNAL LINK
Hope this helps.




Glen Rafferty
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05 Apr 2010 16:24


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edward (ted) howard wrote:

Hi Glen is that product available in Australia Cheers Ted.

Hi mate. I haven`t got a clue, sorry. It was something i came across and thought i`d post a link on this thread! I thought it was relevant...


Edward (Ted) Howard
Australia
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06 Apr 2010 12:02


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Thanks anyway Glen and Christopher had a blood test done calcium too high but bi-carb level too low but the blood test taken an hour after he raced it also showed some form of muscle damage. Cheers Ted


Patrick Higgins
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06 Apr 2010 12:33


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edward (ted) howard wrote:

Thanks anyway Glen and Christopher had a blood test done calcium too high but bi-carb level too low but the blood test taken an hour after he raced it also showed some form of muscle damage. Cheers Ted


Ted,I hope this does not offend, but trying to help.The bi-carb level as I sugested earlier in a post, needs raising by more bi-carb in the main meal,a less calcium diet,and the muscle damage is his cramped up muscles which are sore and do not come right overnight. Treat his cramping muscles with ultra sound and Zheng Gu Shui linement,also rub this linement into his muscles before you trial or race him. Also use bi-carb and vegemite in a litre of milk over a 1/2 loaf of stale brown bread,for his after race meal.Hope this helps as it did for an Irish trainer I used to help, and all my dogs, got this treatment if they needed it. Paddy


Edward (Ted) Howard
Australia
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Hi Carole, Hope your feeling better now sorry to hear you were ill. Winklee Wonder won a heat of the derby monday night and cramped worse than usual but has cramped after every race hes had from day one a chap suggested it was neosporum what is that.P.S. We dont walk him around till he has recovered and he seems to come out of it faster and better than walking him around. Cheers Ted.


Carole Brown
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09 Jun 2010 11:49


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Ted, I will try to get back to you as soon as I can and tell you why I think he is cramping from what you have told me in your email, but as I said before, I am way behind.


Mike Clarke
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09 Jun 2010 11:59


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edward (ted) howard wrote:

HI everybody no longer beleive it is cramp with winklee wonder and nosey think its more like a nerve type of thing got the vet working on it did a full blood analysis the other day but she still not sure what cause it. Very similar action to a horse with springhalt but in the front legs vet has never seen anything like it before. Cheers Ted P.S. I think I must have offended Carole in some way if I did please accept my apologies.

Hi Ted,

What vet did you see?




Edward (Ted) Howard
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12 Jun 2010 05:57


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Sorry Mike, been busy but it was Margaret Van Der Weg at the north west veterinary clinic at Devonport but she hasnt come up with an answer for it yet. Cheers Ted.


Carole Brown
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12 Jun 2010 06:26


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Ted, there is an email reply waiting for you to read.


Edward (Ted) Howard
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12 Jun 2010 06:58


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Thanks Carole, will give it a try see chub all the time will do, Dick and Rhonda nice people will pass it on thank you again cheers Ted


Edward (Ted) Howard
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25 Aug 2010 11:37


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Hi Carole, thank-you for that advice raced nosey, wonders brother tuesday ,he cramps just the same as the good dog did what you said no cramps. The other dog is back in work havent ran him yet but ive got my fingers crossed it works for both of them. Thanks again cheers Ted.


Carole Brown
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25 Aug 2010 12:26


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Great news Ted. I was wondering how you were getting on. Best of luck with the good dog, too.


Johnny Tomas
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25 Aug 2010 17:55


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hi carole i ve got a fast dog but cramps in his offside back leg beween the 3/4 bends over 460mtres trid many remedies but no good pleas any advice
thanks
bill


Carole Brown
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25 Aug 2010 21:25


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Bill, email me at caroleb@froggy.com.au and detail everything you are feeding him, and giving him in the way of supplements, vitamins, and especially which electrolytes/kidney flushers/neutralisers you may be using. Have you had a full blood test done and have you had his tonsils checked ?


Ian Morrissey
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16 May 2015 19:50


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dogs that dont stay lack fibers in leg muscles & a staying dog has loads & thats just the nature of it !


Jeff Crawford
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10 Sep 2015 07:13


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With the current issue regarding B12 & Cobalt with us is Amino Lite ok to use without risk of a positive swab???

Have a dog which is cramping...


Craig Andrews
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10 Sep 2015 08:55


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I thought I read that AminoLite (if injected) within 24 hours was way above the nominal limit set.


Carole Brown
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10 Sep 2015 11:22


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I can't answer your questions about it, but I do know that Troy make an identical product called Aminoforte, which is about $25 or so cheaper, for the same amount.


Jeff Crawford
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10 Sep 2015 12:22


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Carole Brown wrote:

I can't answer your questions about it, but I do know that Troy make an identical product called Aminoforte, which is about $25 or so cheaper, for the same amount.

Hi Carole,

Yes, Amino forte seems to have replaced Amino Lite now.

B12 is listed as part of the makeup of the product, so would the use of Amino forte bring about a positive???


Carole Brown
Australia
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10 Sep 2015 12:31


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Sorry Jeff, but I don't know. We use it after a run to help them recover.

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