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    Quote Originally Posted by lanse brown View Post
    The vet in Troy Alabama has treated two dogs with Pythiosis- one died, one was caught early and is now alive and healthy,these were not field trial dogs. Thank you Tammy for making me aware of what exists in my own backyard.
    I decided to turn my loss into something positive for the dogs, Lanse. Spreading the knowledge of this disease is simply something that is very needed right now, and I am more than happy to be a part of it. Thank you for participating! Alabama is now added to my list also.

    With knowledge of this disease and the other mycoses we are better equipped to protect our canine friends and companions from these devastating diseases.

    The experts tell me that pythium exists in all of the gulf coastal states. I am not sure about infection in Australia. You might contact Bob at Pavlab or Dr. Mendoza at Michigan State University. It originated in Thailand. Too bad we don't have a real time map that would let us know about areas of infection. Since it is not a contagious disease, the CDC is not informed of infection of these diseases.

    Again, I urge everyone to become aware of their own dogs status and help Bob out with his study. Send in your samples!!

    Tammy

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    Would it be possible for people who live near Hutto, TX to go to the lab and have blood samples drawn? If so, please provide the contact info? Thx!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiRollerlabs View Post
    Would it be possible for people who live near Hutto, TX to go to the lab and have blood samples drawn? If so, please provide the contact info? Thx!
    Ann/Tammy... that's a great question (since my vet is fairly far away - 45 mins). I'd like to know that too. I have 3 FT dogs we could use and I live about 10 minutes from Hutto.
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    Well, Bob is trying to work this out with a local vet for those that are near Hutto. His laboratory isn't exactly set up for this, and we didn't think there would be so many asking!

    He has gone out of his way many times to meet and deliver serum to owners who have infected dogs, so I'll bet he will be able to set something up soon.

    I will let you all know.....

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    Thanks, Tammy!! And thank you for dedicating yourself to this and helping with getting dogs tested (to help find a "cure").
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    Thanks, Sheril! Hopefully, everyone in the field trial community will join in to help get us closer to a cure by sending in their samples!

    DON'T FORGET TO COMPLETE THE ATTACHED FORM TO SEND IN WITH YOUR SAMPLES!

    In order to do the blood test 3-5 ml of blood in a red top tube or 1-2 mls of serum should be submitted to the PAVL diagnostic laboratory at the following address. Please complete the attached form. Click this link for form!
    Pan American Veterinary Labs
    166 Brushy Creek Trail
    Hutto, TX 78634
    Phone: 800.856.9655
    Fax: 512-846-2140
    E-Mail: info@pavlab.com

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    I took 3 of my goldens down to the area near Cape on Patrick, AFB.

    2 of my 3 goldens got sick with the runs. Now I would love to send
    and do the study but live in NC mountains where this stuff doesn't
    exist.

    We have problems with hookworms, parvo, and coccidia.

    Several of my breeder friends had wild dogs show up on property
    with rabies and parvo near Marion. She lost 4 dogs. All under the
    age of 1 year old.

    I would never take a chance and only take dogs in the water
    when it is below 60 degrees. Here in mountains that is only during
    March to October time frame. We have been in drought so the
    water is fresh if it stays for very long. Being from Midwest near
    Wyoming the water is never tainted.

    Sorry you should train your dogs and test for bugs once a year.

    On next checkup I will have Lilly and Kodi checked. Kodi has never been exposed.

    The rest of dog have been exposed.
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    Last tuesday I pulled blood on my 3 bitches. I then sent it to Dr. Bob Glass via Fed Ex. On friday Bob ran the samples and today I spoke with him. Eva-6yrs old showed positive to having been exposed. Sophie 4 yrs old showed positive to having been exposed Rosa 3 yrs old showed no exposure at all. Probably due to age. I have to judge Lincoln Trail in May and Bob has asked that if I could would I resubmit Rosa . Since this is also the day we are leaving to go back to Montana I am going to inorder to see whether or not she may become exposed during the next 3 months in Alabama. I would suggest that those who pay pros big $ every month and have to earn lots of $ to pay the pro MAKE the pro have your dog checked. It should be a part of every pros job to assure the health of their client's dog. Of course that may be asking too much,but it seems that since the pro tells the client what to do, in this case YOU the client should tell the pro how you want him to care for your dog. Not dissimilar to what Benjamin Disraeli in 1874 told William Gladstone in the House of Commons "educate your master." These dogs are my life and without the dogs there is no life.

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    Thanks to this board for making people aware of things that can hurt your pets.
    I have a wonderful set of family and friends who love me and my dogs. Happy Day!! Always smile it wears off on others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanse brown View Post
    Last tuesday I pulled blood on my 3 bitches. I then sent it to Dr. Bob Glass via Fed Ex. On friday Bob ran the samples and today I spoke with him. Eva-6yrs old showed positive to having been exposed. Sophie 4 yrs old showed positive to having been exposed Rosa 3 yrs old showed no exposure at all. Probably due to age. I have to judge Lincoln Trail in May and Bob has asked that if I could would I resubmit Rosa . Since this is also the day we are leaving to go back to Montana I am going to inorder to see whether or not she may become exposed during the next 3 months in Alabama.
    Looks like we already have a high exposure rate! Just from the tests on Martha (TX) and Lanse's dogs (AL), we have 3 out of their 4 with exposure. I had my 3 dogs tested (MS), and they are all negative. I will do as Bob suggests and continue testing regularly to monitor their levels.

    Quote Originally Posted by lanse brown View Post
    I would suggest that those who pay pros big $ every month and have to earn lots of $ to pay the pro MAKE the pro have your dog checked. It should be a part of every pros job to assure the health of their client's dog. Of course that may be asking too much,but it seems that since the pro tells the client what to do, in this case YOU the client should tell the pro how you want him to care for your dog.
    I would hope that some of the pros will step up to the plate, but I doubt they have time to read this forum. Ultimately, it will be up to the clients to insist that it be done. It is only in the best interest of their dog's health.

    Tammy

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