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    November 29th, 2013Adminlyme diseae treatment

    A friend of mine has lyme disease and had to quit his job. I was wondering how you get lyme disease?Paul

    Lyme Disease comes from a tick. Some believe from Conneticut. Off of Plum Island. You can find more information on the history of lyme on this article. I also want to point out then less then 30% get a rash. And almost noone remembers a tick. So if you get symptoms of lyme disease then you should try to get treatment right away.

    It’s a blood born protozoan parasite, (like malaria), transmitted by ticks.

    Ummm im no doctor, but im pretty sure you get lyme disease from ticks (because theyre all nasty and carry diseases) but you can look it up on symptoms and stuff, sorry about your friend

    Lyme disease comes from a bit from a tick. They carry the disease and can infect you if they bite. The disease is curable and it’s best to catch it in the early stages. A month long course of antibiotics is usually what it takes. It can cause severe joint pains which can be debilitating in some cases.The tell-tale sign of Lyme disease is a red bulls eye rash.

    Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is the main cause of Lyme disease in the United States, whereas Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii cause most European cases. The disease is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, USA, where a number of cases were identified in 1975. Although Allen Steere realized that Lyme disease was a tick-borne disease in 1978, the cause of the disease remained a mystery until 1981, when B. burgdorferi was identified by Willy Burgdorfer.

    Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere. Borrelia is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks belonging to a few species of the genus Ixodes (“hard ticks”).

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    November 22nd, 2013Adminlyme disease in dogs

    Dog had a lyme disease prevention shot and died that night in its sleep. Is it possible the vet game him to much for his weight?

    Yes it is.I would recommend taking him to another vet and getting an autopsy done to see if it was the shot or other causes…good luck

    Yes it is.

    I would recommend taking him to another vet and getting an autopsy done to see if it was the shot or other causes…good luck

    Oh no!! im sorry to hear this! Now i’m going to research this shot before my dog gets it.

    Not likely, the vaccine comes in a small vial and is for any size dog. It could have possibly had a severe reaction to the vaccine and thats what may have caused it to die. If it was acting lethargic or anything like that before it went to sleep it it probably had a vaccine reaction.

    Sorry to hear about your pup’s death…how awful.

    The answer I have is probably not – ask the vet if the vial the Lyme vaccine came from was a 1cc dose, and ask if they gave that (it doesn’t matter what weight dog you have, 1cc is good for all) If your dog had a reaction, it would have been within an hour of the vaccine, and you probably would have seen hives and swelling around the face, which the vet would be able to stop with antihistamines. It sounds like either you never noticed the hives/swelling and the dog died from asphyxiation while sleeping, or there was some other root cause of death, in either case, it would be a good idea to have the dog autopsied to get a definitive cause of death.

    They are NOT given based on weight. Just like ALL vaccines, they it is ONE does for all!!!!!!! The vet would have to be the most TOTAL MORON to give the WRONG dose of vaccine!!!!!!!

    Personally, I have NEVER been a fan of the Lyme vaccine, or any vaccines made by Fort Dodge. I was a Tech in CT when it was introduced and there were problems galore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The least of which was the fact that after getting the vaccine the dog always tested positive on the Lyme titre, so it was difficult to tell when they had the disease….and many still seemed to have it even though they were vaccinated.

    I would rather treat Lyme disease in my dog and prevent ticks as best as I can.

    There have been so many bad, really serious reactions to the lyme vaccine that some vet schools do not recomend giving it even in a Lyme endemic area.

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    November 1st, 2013Adminlyme disease rash

    Holes that open and close in your skin, with a rash and filaments growing out of your skin and red circles rash that are expanding and a bright red line from one of the circle rashed that keeps getting longer and longer

    I want you to look at this link and then do an images search. The reference to filaments is possibly a tip off. If this is what is happening to you, please go see your doctor. Some docs take this seriously, others do not. Obviously, there is no concrete answers about this strange new disease: has possibly been linked to Lyme disease as well, here is a link. Sorry I forgot to put that in the answer right away. this is not what is going on, please go see your doc anyway.

    You should go to a doctor as soon as possible and not rely on someone’s diagnosis online.

    Any time you get a bright red line that’s growing, it is very dangerous. This sounds very much like blood poisoning and is deadly. You actually don’t need to wait for the Dr’s office to open. You need to go to the emergency room. Good luck and God bless!! PS. This is next day.. Hope you’ve seen a Dr. Whether or not this is Morgellons as some have suggested, what concerns me is the growing red line. This is a serious matter.

    As I said in your other posts, thats not lyme. Go see your doctor. Sounds serious.

    I won’t be asking for a online answer. If you Doctors offlice is not open go the ER right away! Sounds dangerous!

    Sounds like Morgellen’s, which seems to go along with Lyme disease.

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    November 1st, 2013Adminlyme disease in dogs
    lyme disease and dogs

    Giardia is an infection of the small intestine caused by a protozoa. It is usually asymptomatic in humans but may produce abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and nausea. The species that infects humans and causes diarrhea is Giardia lamblia. The genus Giardia that may be parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates including most domestic animals. What are the main causes of Giardiasis?Giardia is caused by    .. more …

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