Year: Sept 2001
Locality: Cottage in Pointe au Baril
Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes
Where Caught: Contracted at our cottage in Pointe au Baril, autumn 2001.
Symptoms: Coughing, staggering, disorientation, collapse,eventually spread to nervous system and brain
Treatment: Treated on anti fungal drugs at OVc. Puppy could not recover and was euthanized after several weeks.
Cost of Treatment: Approximaterly $7000. We now have Pet Plan insurance on all of our dogs, because we are in an area that is endemic to blasto.
Additional Comments: We have had our cottage since '86 and love Georgian Bay. However since losing Guy & Emily, we do not go up in the summer while weather is hot & humid. We go up in early spring and autumn.
I am a breeder and I cannot handle losing my breeding stock to something they have contracted at our cottage.