Locality: Appleton, WI
Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes
Where Caught: Either caught it up by Lake John by Lakewood, WI or by mulch that we had put in last summer.
Symptoms: Noticed he lost his appetitie. Was very tired. His breathing became labored. Ran a temp.
Treatment: Itraconazole (liquid form) Initially started on .5 ml twice a day for 5 days then went to .3ml twice a day for 3mths then down to .3ml once a day for another 3mths. Spent a littler more than 6mths on the Itra. Now completely off of it as of March 2007.
Cost of Treatment: $1500 estimate
Additional Comments: I would like to thank my vet for thinking of Blasto right away after noticing that antibiotics weren't doing anything and he was getting worse. Getting the Itraconazole from Roadrunner Pharmacy was a great way for us to save money on the meds.