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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7781869
01/25/23 08:36 AM
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May the Lord bless you and Dixie with favor.

Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7781898
01/25/23 08:58 AM
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Please keep us updated, I was thinking about this yesterday

Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7782512
01/25/23 11:15 PM
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So what kind of infection is not viral, not bacterial, and not fungal? Any guesses? Apparently an Oomyces infection. Yeah, I'd never heard of it either.

Apparently an Oomyces infection presents as a fungal infection, but isn't...quite. It's it's own classification, I guess. Anyways, the way one catches such a thing is by spending time in stagnant, dirty water such as ponds and swamps... places Dixie loves dearly.

They THINK the culprit that she has is the Omyces v. pythium also it could possibly be v. laganedium... they did further testing to determine which and we should know the results of that in a few days.

But the treatment is generally the same for both although they might switch a medication if it turns out to be the other one.

They said 5 years ago, a Oomyces infection in a dog was fatal but that over the past couple years they have been having good success with an experimental and unapproved drug cocktail.

It is 2 antifungal medications... Itraconazole and Terbinafine... along with a... get this.... plant fungicide. 22% Mefenoxam. This latter is not available as a medication and must be purchased online or through a farm store. She is dosed .64ml of that orally.

Along with that she was given a slew of other meds... more prednisone, gabapentin, tylenol/codeine, and Prilosec. The wound must be kept clean, she has to wear a cone of shame, and she needs blood work every few weeks to monitor for success and for possible side effects.

OH and Oomyces is contagious to both other dogs and to humans.

Her prognosis is good, but she's far from out of the woods. They said her wounds will get worse before they get better, and that she'll be on the meds for months... or longer.... basically until they either cure her.... or don't.

So the good news is we have a definitive diagnoses. The bad news is it may or may not be curable.

The GoFundMe campaign raised enough to cover today's visit and there's a bit left over to cover her ongoing bloodwork and medication costs....so THANK YOU all so very much!

It's been a lonnnnng day.... so I'll answer any questions tomorrow.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7782514
01/25/23 11:21 PM
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Good news YT.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7782516
01/25/23 11:25 PM
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That's a relief to know what you're dealing with. Hope she does well with the treatments.

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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7782519
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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7782538
01/26/23 12:12 AM
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Well, there's some positive news in there so that's good. Hope Dixie heals up quick with the new meds, thanks for letting us know.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7782863
01/26/23 09:33 AM
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The more I read on it, the less like good news it sounds.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7782925
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Good luck Dixie

Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7782996
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I went through something similar a few years ago with my lab and had to take him to the University of Georgia's vet clinic. They gave me the answer I needed and sorted everything out. Money well spent!

I wish you all the best with your dog. We seem to spend a small fortune on our dogs every year, but they are family members and are worth it.

I look forward to more positive updates!



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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: GaTurkeyHunter] #7783037
01/26/23 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by GaTurkeyHunter
I went through something similar a few years ago with my lab and had to take him to the University of Georgia's vet clinic. They gave me the answer I needed and sorted everything out. Money well spent!

I wish you all the best with your dog. We seem to spend a small fortune on our dogs every year, but they are family members and are worth it.

I look forward to more positive updates!


Was it some type of oomycetes infection, like Pythiosis or Lagenidium. that your dog had? I read that labs were the most common breed to get it.


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