Locality: Marysville, In
Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes
Where Caught: Probably on our property. We have a creek and lots of sand. We have Beavers on the creek as well. He is a hunting dog so he could have caught it at a local pond.
Symptoms: 3-4 weeks ago we noticed he had started to lose weight. The couphing started a day or two later. I took him to the vet on a Monday and he started him on an antibotic. On Thursday I took him back because he was couphing up bloody mucus. My Vet did chest Xrays and blood test and a urine test for blasto. We were very lucky to get the results quickly. On Friday evening the Vet called and said he tested positive. He has had a fever as high as 104.7. He stopped eating about 4 days ago(we are force feeding him). He is drinking a lot and for the most part seems very depressed. Took him back to the Vet today because he is so weak. He gave him a B12 shot.
Treatment: Started Ketroconozole 400mg per day the first 2 days then went to 800mg per day.
I am feeding him a/d dog food every few hours.
Cost of Treatment: So far about $500.00