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PROFESSOR DICK'S OPINION






With great honor we are very happy to announce that Dick Whitmore will have a page on our site called Professor Dick's Opinion.

Dick Whitmore has been a great friend of our websites and efforts to get the history out of the Treeing Walker Breed. It is our mission to try and provide the history so  that anyone that has an interest in learning about our breed can do so.  Mr. Whitmore has been a champion of our mission.

From our relationship with Dick Whitmore I have learned a few things about him.  If he tells you he will do something he will try his best to keep his word.  If you don't want to know what he thinks then you better not ask him.  He will leave no doubt where he stands or believes about something.

Dick has been around this great sport most of his life and through that time he has acquired much knowledge about numerous things.  On the forums he freely gives of his time to answer questions that may vary from how to treat a dog with a problem, to the type of light or collar to use, to some knowledge about an old famous hound long past gone.

It seems like someone is always asking his advice about something on the forums and like I said he freely gives of his time to try and answer them.

What we will put up on this page is some of the questions and their answers from these forums.  We will also have an email address he so you may also contact him through this website to ask a question.  I hope you find it useful.  I know Mr. Whtimore has shared a lot of knowledge he has gained through the years and we appreciate his efforts ot be of help to his fellow sportsmen.

I wanted to call this page Whitmore's Wisdom, but he wouldn't sign off on that name,  But I can assure you he has knowledge that can help us all in the sport we love so much.  He is one of the good guys and I am honored to have his page on our site.



If you have a question you would like Dick's opinion on click here Ask Prof Dick to send an email and we will get the question to him.




















Some of the famous and well known hounds of the past that Professor Dick has hunted with.  This is not all and more will be added as we update and add to the website.




HOUSE'S BAWLIE


HOUSE'S CHIEF

MERCHANT'S BANJO II

PROCTOR'S MELODY BILL

KAW RIVER CHIEF

SPRING CREEK ROCK

SPRING CREEK RADAR

SPRING CREEK SMOKEY


HOUSE'S TOM TOM

HOUSE'S CLINT

HOUSE'S LIPPER

LEDBETTER'S TENNESSEE LEAD

LEDBETTER'S TENNESSEE
LEAD II

STAN'S SAILOR JR.

CRAWFORD'S BOSS

McCALLISTER'S FINLEY RIVER BANJO

SKUNA RIVER LIPPER

STALEY'S PADUCAH CHIEF


GRASS RUN BANJO

COLE'S CACHE RIVER DIAMOND

COLE'S CACHE RIVER REBEL

BELLAR'S KY RIVER DEAMON

BELLAR'S KY RIVER STRICKER (STRIKER)

LUCKETT'S OLE DUKE

EASY GOIN EILEEN

SHIVE'S GOLDHILL TOM

SANDER'S FROSTY

GAINUS YELLOW CREEK DRUM

MARBRY'S WOLF RIVER BUCK

LUNA'S ROWDY

ROB'S DANNY BOY

WAGGONER'S MR. QUICK

WAGGONER'S BANJO BANDIT

Was once a Walker Hound but single registered as an English after he was already a UKC Grand Nite Ch. and then made Gr. Nt. Ch. as an English and won ACHA World Hunt.

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Doxycycline is hard to find and expensive; Try this,

Unread postby Dick Whitmore » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:49 am

Many people have called me and ask if I knew where they could find doxycycline and others have complained about the cost. The main US manufacturer's plant in NJ was damaged by hurricane Sandy. That is why the supply is short. Try this site,it is not made in US and you do not need a prescription: https://www.inhousepharmacy.biz/p-143-d ... cline.aspx
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Re: Doxycycline is hard to find and expensive; Try this.

Unread postby Wes Coffman » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:55 am

or...

http://www.fishbioticspro.com/bird-biotic.html

although more expensive.
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Unread postby Ron Schwabe » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:01 am

just bought some. 10.59 with shipping for 50, 100mg, on ebay....
Ron Schwabe

Re: Doxycycline is hard to find and expensive; Try this.

Unread postby Billy J. Beckham » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:17 am

Does anyone have a list on what type of antibiotic to use for different problems.
Billy Beckham

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Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
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Re: Doxycycline is hard to find and expensive; Try this.

Unread postby Dick Whitmore » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:41 am

Billy J. Beckham wrote:Does anyone have a list on what type of antibiotic to use for different problems.


No,not really.
You must first determine if the bacteria is gram negative or gram positive and then what works best on each of maybe on both. Doxy works good on respiratory conditions and the tick borne diseases, but not on wounds. Chephalexin works well on wounds and staphylococci and is considered a broad spectrum antibiotic. bacteria have become resistant to many of the older antibiotics. It is best to know which one you are trying to treat.
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Re: Doxycycline is hard to find and expensive; Try this.

Unread postby James E. Kilburn » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:20 am

Hey Dick, do you know anything about minocycline? Got one diagnosed with tick disease (started with a T) they prescribed 100mg every 8 hrs(3 times a day). Seems like a lot to me, but I don't know much about it other than what wiki tells me.
If its there, it will look!!

Re: Doxycycline is hard to find and expensive; Try this.

by Dick Whitmore » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:55 am

James E. Kilburn wrote:Hey Dick, do you know anything about minocycline? Got one diagnosed with tick disease (started with a T) they prescribed 100mg every 8 hrs(3 times a day). Seems like a lot to me, but I don't know much about it other than what wiki tells me.


Minocycline is another form of tetracycline very similar to doxycycline and indicated for the same bacterial infections at about the same dosage. Not much difference between the two. Both are efective against all the bacteria known to be envolved with all five tick borne deseases. I believe it is more expensive or it was until doxycycline became in short supply.
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Collierville, TN
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Re: Doxycycline is hard to find and expensive; Try this.

Unread postby Bruce Conkey » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:18 am

Dick I checked out their website and the DEVIL made me do this. Have you ever checked out their hair loss products? :D
I know what your answer could be. I should check out their weight loss products!! :D
All in all, I assume you enjoy your hair style and I enjoy being FLUFFY so there nothing there for us. Back to dog talk!!
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Re: Doxycycline is hard to find and expensive; Try this.

Unread postby Dick Whitmore » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:44 am

Bruce, Once upon a time long long ago I had a head of hair that would have rivaled Elvis'. I also had a 28 inch waist and a 42 inch chest, but that alas was once upon a time long long ago. I long for my former physique on occasions,but not often. I have become resigned to the fact that I am seventy, balding and punchy and that there is no cure. Se la vie.
"Skepticism is my creed."

Dick Whitmore








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Re: Dick Whitmore

Unread postby Dick Whitmore » Tue May 22, 2012 6:58 am

John Ervin wrote:Hey Dick whats the best thing to give a dog for Kennel Cough


Doxycycline 100 mg per 40 lbs of body weight twice a day for 14 days. and Robitussin DM child's dose two or thee time a day.

John, He will get over it on his own in about 10 to 14 days without treatment. I would treat him anyway though, just to be on the safe side and to make him more comfortable. When he gets over it. Give him a Bordetella vaccine once or twice a year and you won't have to worry about it. I give the vaccine to mine twice a year. Use the oral or nasal type.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_kennel_cough.html

http://www.2ndchance.info/kennelcough.htm

http://www.bronchi-shieldoral.com/?utm_ ... paign=2012

http://www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/dmp/se ... _cough.pdf
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Collierville, TN


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject:

Switch to a high quality dog food like Diamond Extreme Athlete, Start them on at least 600 ICU of vitamin D3 per day and fish oil. Cod liver oil is good. If It's rickets, they should straighten up in about two weeks. rickets is a result of poor nutrition primarily a lack of vitamin D3.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject:

Dick, I also had good luck soaking their puppy food in warm vitamin D milk for several days and exposing to sun lite if possible..





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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject:

Once puppies are weened they become lactose intolerant. There is no need for milk. There is more calcium by volume in High quality dog food. Milk risk giving the puppies diarrhea, Poor nutrition, a lack of vitamin D3 is the culprit. If you feed a high quality dog food you should never have this problem. Vitamin D3 is the cure. good nutrition is the preventative.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject:

The longer the condition persist untreated the worse it becomes and may require splints or may become irreversible.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:45 pm: dick whitmore

i have some buddys that have a litter of pups out of big d there ankle and knee joints are messed up i would say its ricketts they have had them to several differant vets been told to feed alpo canned dog tums cod liver oil all kinds of stuff its not working woody told me today that he got one leg straighted out now the other is messed u
hat would you do about it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:47 am    Post subject: Dick Whitmore or any other garmin expert

I have a problem with my dc-30 if i lay it flat it picks up and connects but as soon as it is turned upright (vertical) it loses services and no longer double blinks. any help or suggestions. thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:08 am    Post subject:

With it quitting double blinking, it sounds like you have a problem with the GPS antenna side of the collar. You will probably either have a bad connection where the GPS antenna wire plugs into the bottom of the receiver, or the wire had a bad spot in it. It could also be a bad GPS antenna all together, but since it loses it when the collar is moved it sounds like it has a problem in the wire.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:02 am    Post subject:

I agree with Ben's diagnosis. I think you'll have to send it to Garmin. Call or email first and get a RMA number. It will speed things up.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:45 am    Post subject: DR. WHITMORE...

couple questions... how long is a gyps heat cycle on average? and let's say i have a friend whose female was bleeding a little around 9 days ago... when can she be hunted again? thanks

 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:04 am    Post subject:

The average heat cycle 21 days, 7 coming in, 7 in full estrus and 7 going out. The most excepted days for optimum conception is considered the 9 to the 12 day from the start of bleeding and swelling. The eggs reach maturity at about 3 days from ovulation and the sperm lives about 48 hours. I copulation is usually enough. More than one in 48 hours is a waste of time and energy. As far as being hunted I would not hunt her until she stops smelling good to males.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:36 am    Post subject: Dick Whitmore.....Victor dog feed?

anyone ever tried Victor dog feed? If so, how did you like it?



Dick Whitmore




PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:52 am    Post subject:

 The short answer to your question is the following:

It has a low protein content and corn as the second ingredient witch means it is a major source of crude protein claims on the bag. Corn is only 43% digestible to dogs that means he is not digesting enough of the 24% gross protein claimed on the bag. A dog at rest needs around 19% digestible protein just to maintain muscle mass. I could go on and on, but I am not. You could improve you dogs muscle tone and long term health by moving up to a better feed designed for athletes. I recommend you stay away from corn, wheat and soy and look for a 30/20 protein to fat ratio. Good luck.





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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: snake bite ?

what can i do for my dog he just got bit by a copperhead on his foot
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:50 am    Post subject:

Steven, Doxycycline is not the antibiotic you need for a snake bite. You need a broad spectrum antibiotic like Cephalexin, a form of penicillin would be better than the Doxycycline. Meloxicam I/2 of a 7.5 mg tablet one a day for 10 days is what you need for swelling and pain. Both drugs are generic and you can get them at Walmart for 10 dollars for ninety days supply. You need a prescription. This treatment will do better than any I have tried of 50 years of snake bites. Quicker recovery and less tissue damage. "Try it you'll like. Keep it on hand. The quicker you get the treatment under way the better off you and the dog will be.
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Kevin Pruemer




PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:30 am    Post subject: Wanted alucabond

Does anyone know where i can buy sheets of alucabond ? pieces with dents or scratches would be fine also!  THANK You!

Dick Whitmore




PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:17 am    Post subject:

Kevin, Google Alucobond panels. There are several places you can order it from. I have never been able to find in locally. I've been told Lowe's can order it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:22 pm    Post subject: Heart Worm Treatments

Has anyone ever had a dog treated for heart worms? What was the results? How long did it take for success? What are the pros and cons?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:01 am    Post subject:

The heart worm treatment has come a long way. It should not be a big deal. You have one of the best vet schools in the world at Auburn. You might get a deal there. It should cost about $500 and will require about six weeks of complete rest in a cool shady place. Then about two weeks of moderate exercise. David's description would be the same as mine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:42 pm   Tech 2 Head

Dick Whitmore wrote:
Dick Whitmore wrote:
Tim's 24 volt with the new "TECH 2 HEAD" will cure the problems mentioned in this post and is just as bright, maybe a tad brighter than any of the the new 5 led heads. I guarantee it. www.timshuntingsupply.com You can burn it on high for thirty minuets with no heat or Garmin issues. It's the best and most reliable light I have ever used or been around. It's light and compact. Does not weigh the brim of your cap or hard hat down over your eyes.


Tim's New "Tech 2 Head:

1. Is lighter and more compact Than the others.
2. Just as bright, maybe a tad brighter.
3. Does not protrude passed the brim of your bump cap.
4. No heat issues
5. has one year warranty
6, Does not make your hard hat dip down over your eyes.
7. The head cost $120, That's about $80 dollars less than the others.
8. No Garmin issue



I have seen it compared in the woods against all that I know of except the self contained cap lights.

" I report, you decide"


Doug, The above is my review of Tim's 24 or 21 volt light with the new"Tech 2 Head"

Mike, I am not betting on any of them. I am just calling it like I see it. I did not comment until I saw it in the woods under hunting conditions with the others. I did not feel qualified to voice an opinion until I was able to compare the heads. If one of the others suited me, I would own it.
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Richard Turner




PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So if i buy one of these heads what is the difference in the price?
Dick Whitmore

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim's Head cost $120, But I recommend you buy the whole light set up. I like the 24 volt, Because I still like to use a spotlight. The head is brighter than most spotlights. I just like a spot light and with the 24 volt Tim's spotlight is brighter than any spotlight I've seen. I think Tim Takes Trade ins. You will need a different switch in any case with any of the 5 LED heads, I believe. As for the others they will have to quote you a price. Anything thing I say would just be hear say. Tim's price is on his web site www.timshuntingsupply.com . The 24 volt pouch is the same size as the standard 21 volt and weighs about 2.5 oz more. Tim uses top of the line 4500 milliamp hour batteries. The more amps the more burn time. If you use a spotlight that's good. The mini (small) battery packs have to use less amp batteries and that won't cut it for me. One and two hour hunts aren't long enough for me.
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