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Greyhounds Make Great Pets

Greyhounds Make Great Pets

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March 20th 2020: COVID-19 & Dogs

The GMGP hosts welcome Dr. Lynda L. Blythe and Dr.Morrie Craig (co~authors of "Care of the Racing & Retired Greyhound") to discuss the COVID-19 heath crisis and how the virus can impact our pets. We will explore care and safety for our pets in the days ahead and how to prepare in the event of quarantine.

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Linda Blythe

Dr. Linda Blythe received her DVM in 1974 and PhD in 1978 from UCDavis and was recruited to the newly funded College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. She taught veterinary neurology, toxicology, and sports medicine for 39 years to the veterinary students, receiving a number of awards for her teaching. Dr. Blythe chose to focus on racing greyhounds and found what was most needed was a book on their care. For this, she teamed up with Dr. Morrie Craig and Drs. Gannon and Fegan of Australia to produce “Care of the Racing Greyhound” in 2007. This endeavor was supported by American Greyhound Council and Oregon Racing Commission. Dr. Blythe along with her colleagues have been in
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Morrie Craig

Dr. A. Morrie Craig has spent a good part of his life creating drug-testing programs aimed at eliminating cheating in animal related racing sports. Dr. Craig succeeded in developing a drug-testing program for the National Greyhound Association and that program is still in effect today. Along with his associates at OSU, Dr. Craig undertook comprehensive research proving scientifically that a procaine presence in greyhounds did not alter racing performance. Dr. Craig and his team were invited to Alaska to put together a drug-testing program for the Iditarod, similar to what was done for the NGA and was named chief of the program overseeing the Iditarod’s drug-testing for 25 years.
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