SPORTS MEDICINE FOR HUNTING DOGS: THE BREEDING, CARE, AND CONDITIONING OF HUNTING DOGS
Author: Martin Coffman, DVM
Publisher: WILDERNESS ADVENTURES PRESS, Oct 2011
Covers a step-by-step schedule for the lifetime care of an 8-week-old puppy to a senior dog of 18 years. Includes an extensive section on conditioning & pre-season exercises. Also covers the importance of breeding & dog nutrition.
Sports Medicine for Hunting Dogs is a landmark book. This is the first book that gives the hunting dog owner comprehensive information and guidelines for the lifetime health care of their hunting dogs.
In Sports Medicine for Hunting Dogs, Martin covers a step-by-step schedule for the lifetime care of an eight-week-old puppy to a senior dog of 18 years. There is an extensive section on conditioning, and pre-season exercises. Martin also covers the importance of breeding, dog nutrition and its importance in performance and good conformation.
There is also a section on health care, including vaccinations, and on skin and coat care. The common orthopedic problems and conditions in hunting dogs and how to treat them are covered in full. Sports Medicine for Hunting Dogs is an essential book for bird dog hunters who want the best performance and care for their canine companions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Martin Coffman is the past president of the American Canine Sports Medicine Association. He worked as the Sporting Dog Technical Veterinarian for the Iams Company. He is currently a practicing vet who specializes in sports medicine. Martin owns and breeds Deustch Drahthaars. He is an avid hunter and active in many breed clubs and hunting dog organizations.