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What have my guineas been doing....?

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

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    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

    At least it was caught before she starting showing any symptoms.

  2. maple

    maple Songster

    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 Songster

    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

    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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