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What have my guineas been doing....?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by froggie71, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    well that is my 9 guineas, 20 ducks, 4 geese and about 40 chickens? DH took our 2 dogs to the vet for routine checkups only to find out that my Giant Schnauzer/Airdale has Anaplasmosis. Anaplasmosis, and emerging disease, is surpassing Lyme disease in some areas of the country. Cause: Deer tick
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    At least it was caught before she starting showing any symptoms.
     
  2. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    ew...never heard of it...are the symptoms like lymes?


    and I dunno...what HAVE your guineas been doing? [​IMG]
     
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    It's treated the same as lymes.
    common signs: Silent Infection
    *Lack of energy
    *high fever
    * swollen, very painful joints
    *loss of appetite
    *vomiting
    *diarrhea

    Disease progression: very low numbers of platelets and white blood cells, chronic joint pain, nerological signs (rare)

    Co-infection with lymes is possible

    Diagnosis is blood test

    Prognosis: if caught and treated early, the outcome is usually very good for a full recovery from symptoms.
    No vaccine available.

    Treatment: Antibiotics- doxycycline, tetracycline
     

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