Single dose of Doxycycline after tick bite can prevent Lyme

I’ve been picking ticks off of my horses for weeks. But this evening I found one on me. The tick was embedded and itching like crazy. I probably picked it up when I fed the horses this morning. Let’s face it, turning horses out on grass, riding in the woods, picking up manure in the […]

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Diagnosis by Process of Elimination

Kroni is still sick. We don’t yet know what is making him ill, but we’ve been able to eliminate a few things. He does not have Lyme or Erlychiosis. That would explain why the antibiotics did not address all of his symptoms. In contrast, my Westie looked practically as good as new after just two […]

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I’m Ticked Off About Ticks

Kroni’s initial blood work came back yesterday afternoon and the tentative diagnosis is either Lyme or Ehrlicchia, both diseases carried by ticks. That’s the second time this week one of my animals has been infected by one of these tiny blood suckers and frankly, I’m tired of it. Actually, my strong anti-tick feeling surfaced early […]

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When Your Vet is on Speed Dial . . .

My animals have had a rough fall season. While normally, they are healthy, I’ve been on the phone to a vet at least once a week! First Freedom sliced his leg open while hunting, then Kroni suffered a mild colic, then he had conjunctivitis, then Freedom abscessed, and yesterday Kroni showed colic symptoms again. Complicating […]

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