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DFG offers clinic on first aid for hunting dogs

July 28, 2010 | 11:00 am

A hunting dog with ducks on a fence. The California Department of Fish and Game is offering a clinic on first aid for hunting dogs on Aug. 7. The class will be held at Coyote Valley Sporting Clays in Morgan Hill from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to all skill levels.

Co-sponsored by the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Assn., the clinic is part of the DFG's Advanced Hunter Education Program. The guest speaker will be Dr. Juliana Meadows, from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, who will discuss topics including bandaging techniques, cuts, lacerations and broken bones, insect bites and allergies, heat and cold exhaustion and what basic items should be carried in a canine first-aid kit.

The cost to attend is $45, with a barbecue lunch available for an additional $10. Those 16 or younger will be admitted free of charge but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited to 50 people, so those interested in participating should register soon.

For more information, e-mail or call DFG Lt. Dan Lehman: (916) 358-4356.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: A hunting dog with ducks on a fence. Credit: Tyler Baskfield / Colorado Division of Wildlife