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The health material contained herein is not intended to constitute medical advice.  Please discuss any medical management questions with your veterinarian. 

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Source of Reading Materials

Vetspeak. Monthly articles written by Linda Aronson, DVM, (copyright holder) and published in the Minuteman Bearded Collie Club newsletter, the Shaggy Sentinel. Permission was given both by Dr. Aronson and by the 1997-98 President of the Minuteman Bearded Collie Club, Gary Marple.

AKC Gazette or Veterinary Journals.

Abstracts of presentations at the Second AKC and AKC Canine Health Foundation Parent Club Health Conference, Nov. 2-3,1997, St. Louis, MO. (Reference is made to AKC 97 conference at the beginning of each article).

The Beardie Bulletin.  These articles are reprinted by permission of the Editor of the Beardie Bulletin, Cynthia Mahigian-Moorhead (through August 1998) and Lillian Esposito (February 1999 and thereafter).