BCSA Monarto Hunt #5 2016 – LAST ONE!

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Our Fifth and LAST Field/Hunt day! These events are what we build up to each year, and if you’re a new member and haven’t been, we
strongly encourage you to come along and join in – it’s a great day for you and your beagle!

If you are attending FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR, please fill this out the online registration or request for a hard copy to be emailed to you.

* Where – Monarto Equestrian Centre, Paech Road, Monarto
* When – Sunday 28 August
* Time – 9:30am (registration opens) for 10am start. We should finish up around 3pm.

* Registration fee – $10 single / $20 double/family per hunt (not per dog)

* What to bring – a jacket (it can be a COLD up there, especially in the morning), chair, food/water for your beagles, lead for your dog, any extra food/drinks you want for yourselves.

Please ensure your dog is wearing a collar, rather than a harness – this makes it much easier for us to ‘catch’ them!

BBQ (Sausage sizzle) and Soup for lunch will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lunch if you prefer. We will also have cans of soft drink available for sale as well as free tea/coffee/Milo (definitely needed on those chilly mornings!). There’ll also be a raffle.

Please try to arrive a bit earlier, to sort out registration and sign the attendance sheet and collect your beagle’s harness/jacket for them to wear during the event, as well as pick up your name tag.

Sturdy shoes with good grip would be recommended – we’re in a rural
environment, so you’ll be walking through paddocks which can sometimes
have longer/slippery grass and sheep dung (unfortunately).

Hope to see you there!!

Kind regards

Beagle Club of South Australia

* You need to be a current financial member of the Beagle Club of SA – you can get the membership form from the website if needed.
* Only pure breed beagles may participate in the hunt, but other dogs can still attend and hang about.

Is your Hound Vaccinated? Dog Vaccination


Vaccination has revolutionised control of infectious disease in our pets. It is essential that all pets are adequately vaccinated to help protect the pet population as a whole. Responsible pet care requires puppies to be given their initial course of vaccinations, but this cannot protect them for the rest of their lives. Adult dogs require regular vaccination to maintain immunity against disease.

Puppy Vaccination

Puppies are ‘temporarily’ protected against many diseases by antibodies received through their mother’s milk. These maternal antibodies decline in the first few months of their lives, however until they drop sufficiently they can also neutralise vaccines. This is why a series of vaccinations is necessary in a puppy.

Adult Dog Vaccination

The immunity from puppy vaccination weakens over time and your pet can again become susceptible to disease. Annual health checks and booster vaccinations, as required, will provide the best protection for the life of your pet.

After Vaccination Care

Following vaccination your dog may be off-colour for a day or two, or have some slight swelling or tenderness at the injection site. Access to food and water and a comfortable area to rest are usually all that is required for a quick recovery. However, if the response seems more severe, you should contact us for advice.


Canine Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a disease that affects dogs of all ages but is most serious in young pups and older dogs. The virus attacks the intestines causing bloodstained diarrhoea, uncontrollable vomiting and severe abdominal pain. Dogs often die from severe dehydration despite intensive veterinary care.

It is not necessary to have direct contact with other dogs for the disease to be spread. The virus is so persistent that the infected dog’s environment needs to be cleaned with a potent disinfectant to prevent spread to other dogs. Outbreaks occur regularly throughout Australia, especially in summer.

Canine Distemper

Canine distemper is a highly contagious viral disease that can affect dogs of any age with young puppies being at highest risk.

Symptoms vary but can include fever, coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite and depression. Muscle tremors, fits and paralysis usually occur later in the disease. Treatment is usually ineffective and the recovery rate very low. Dogs that do recover may have permanent brain damage.

Canine Hepatitis

Canine hepatitis is a viral disease which, like distemper is extremely contagious and often fatal. Dogs of any age can become infected, however severe cases are rare in dogs over two years of age.

Symptoms include high fever, depression, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea and acute abdominal pain. In severe cases death can occur within 24 to 36 hours. Dogs that recover may develop long term liver and kidney problems and can act as carriers spreading the disease to other dogs for many months.

Canine Cough

Canine cough is a condition produced by several highly infectious diseases, which can be easily spread wherever dogs congregate, such as parks, shows, obedience schools and boarding kennels. Among the infectious agents associated with canine cough is the bacterium known as Bordetella bronchiseptica and the canine viruses parainfluenza, adenovirus type 2 and distemper.

Affected dogs have a dry hacking cough which can persist for several weeks. It is distressing for pet dogs and their owners. It is a major problem for working and sporting dogs. Pneumonia can also be a consequence of infection.

Seek advice from your local Vet 🙂

ANKC Response to ABC Downsizing of dogs leading to health problems


21-04-2016 9-32-23 AMThe ABC AM program aired the story ‘AM – Downsizing of dogs leading to health problems‘ on the 05/04/2016.
This program aired the views of Assoc. Prof.Zuber and Dr.Crawford who pose a view that attacks purebred dogs.

The Australian National Kennel Council President has responded to the claims which is published on the Dogs SA website.

Click Here to view the response.