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Blasto

Postby Griff557 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:14 pm

Tell me about your expierances with Blasto...I've started treatment on my 3 yr old mutt the test results will be back early next week. The piss cutter is ill more than likely be scratching the NAVHDA Invitational and the vet told me if its positive there's 50% chance ill lose him
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Re: Blasto

Postby lanco » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:37 pm

Nasty fungal disease. What organ systems/body parts do they believe are affected. What medications are they using to treat?
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Re: Blasto

Postby Duckdog17 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:52 pm

What causes it?
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Re: Blasto

Postby Griff557 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:37 am

His lungs are affected he has a dry cough seems to be eating fine isn't lame but doesn't have the normal energy level. They're using intraconazale, enrofloxacin, and (doxocycline- if I understand right is for bacterial infections not viral)
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Re: Blasto

Postby orhunter » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:45 am

Bad stuff. I feel sorry for folks who live in areas where all sorts of things can get into dogs. This is one of the worst. My dog's sire died of it. Your dog is young, might help survival?

I'm taking Doxy right now and yes, it is an antibiotic.

Wish you and your dog, good luck.
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Re: Blasto

Postby Hdc » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:42 am

Never heard of Blasto. Is it more common in some parts of the country than others, and what can you do to try to avoid it? If anyone knows.
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Re: Blasto

Postby Griff557 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:01 pm

Guessing its just a formality of waiting for the test results now-just got word my mutts littermate has confirmed blasto in the lungs. We train together and hunt a lot of the same areas. Both mutts were entered in the NAVHDA Invitationl. I would assume blasto in the lungs is about a worst case scenario. I know there are bigger issues in the world and people with bigger problems but right now I've got a pretty sour taste in my mouth.
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Re: Blasto

Postby lanco » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:05 pm

Blastomycosis is a fungal disease. The fungus and it's contagious spores live in moist soils throughout the Mississippi River Valley. Pulmonary blasto is a tough disease. If your dog is home and eating at this point thats good. The treatment sounds appropriate.
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