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#250537 - 09/01/12 01:04 PM Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis
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We were getting a maxi-blood test done for a prescription for Interceptor and got the ugly surprise the Mars has both Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. He's on Frontline but we took at least one dead tick off of him in the spring. I don't think he has symptoms, but I really don't know what to look for. The vet prescribed 200 mg doxycycline twice a day for a month, which I see is less than some people recommend.

What can I expect in the future?

I guess I'll bug Lisa even more than I already do.

Mary Jane

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#250540 - 09/01/12 01:08 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: Mary Jane]
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the cuvee thread has info... let me find it.
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#250541 - 09/01/12 01:09 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: Schnickle Fritz]
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#250543 - 09/01/12 01:15 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: Mary Jane]
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I am not going to repeat the first explicative that came to mind.

At minimum, I would get a cbc so that blood counts can be monitored now and forever. I like having the full panel to check on liver enzymes (anaplasmosis) and kidneys (lyme). I also like adding liver support to any tick treatment.

The tick list would recommend sending blood off to protatek labs to get IFA titers for the Anaplasmosis. Recommended for monitoring lyme is either the C6 or the Cornell multiplex. I'm a bit partial to the multiplex, but they haven't all the kinks worked out. I think you can send everything to protatek and they will send out. There is protatek info in the tick sticky, you can call and talk to the lab director Dr. Holland if you like.

Many vets use no additional testing, but once you get a positive on the snap, it will remain positive for awhile (typically at least a year), sometimes a long while, so becomes useess for monitoring those diseases. So you will have to decide what you are comfortable with.

Coinfections may maykeeradication more difficult at the lower dose of doxy.

I'm going to assume he was teted previously, last year, so good thing is that it was caught early.

I'm sorry MJ hugging



Edited by MaxaLisa (09/01/12 01:19 PM)
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#250546 - 09/01/12 01:24 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: MaxaLisa]
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We'll get blood work done, I checked and we have no baselines for him.
Yes, he was OK a year ago, so I guess it's a nice fresh infection.

I'll read Cuvee's thread, but it will take time to digest.

thank you both,

Mary Jane

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#250552 - 09/01/12 01:50 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: Mary Jane]
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Oh no! No advice but glad you caught it sooner rather than later. hugging
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#250554 - 09/01/12 01:54 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: BowWowMeow]
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MJ, be sure to ask whatever questions you have.
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#250557 - 09/01/12 02:20 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: Mary Jane]
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Originally Posted By: Mary Jane

What can I expect in the future?


Reread this just before I was going to close this window.

With luck, with aggresive treatment, you won't have future problems. This is one of my biggest issues. Hit it hard and fast when you first see and don't give it a chance to entrench. So many underdose (less than conservative treatment even!), or don't treat at all, and that's a Huge problem.

Okay, sorry for the multiple pots!
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#250562 - 09/01/12 03:29 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Mary Jane, I am so sorry for you and Mars. It sounds like you caught it early that is good. Hugs to Mars and you and your DH.
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#250576 - 09/01/12 05:13 PM Re: Mars has Lyme and anaplasmosis [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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Aw, this stinks! I'm so sorry frown
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