Casey (Golden Ret)

Species: Dog

Sex: Female

Age: 2

Year: 2&1/2

Country: U.S.A.

Locality: Tazewell ,Ilinois, USA

Survived?: No

Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes

Where Caught: Yes at University of Illinois

Symptoms: Digging in the dirt in our yard


Initially she had a soft mass under her neck that the Local Vet aspirated and said it was an animal bite.

Treatment: Amoxicillin 5oo mg BID. Warm packs BID
the mass went away after a couple of days.
Other lesions kept opening and draining
and still the vet said it was an animal bite and cont tx with the amoxicillin. After 3 weeks she began to have labored resp. and I took her
back to the local vet and He said he
thought it was Blasto and their was no
hope. So we took her that day to the Uof I Vet emergency clinic. Her CXR was
a complete white out. They gave her little chance of surviving but we tried treatment with Diflucan which killed her in 4 days.

Cost of Treatment: Aprox.$ 550.00

Additional Comments: Just that we are devastated and want to prevent any other dogs deaths. I want to do research on prevention and
early diagnosis and treatment.I would appreciate any articles and research being done on this.

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