[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: AIHA...help

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  • Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 20:06:12 -0600

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From: "Doris E" <irrenhaus4@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 6:31 PM
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: AIHA...help


> Oak Smith wrote:
>>Ed, we are very sorry to hear this. There is no known cause, just many
>>speculations. Sometimes a reaction to vaccinations. Usually shows up about
>>90 days after the last given vaccine. Can be hereditary, as it is an
>>autoimmune condition. Usually takes steroids to get the body to stop
>>attacking itself. Trouble is the steroids destroy the body's ability to
>>fight off any disease and other trouble crops up. The prognosis is not 
>>good.
>>We lost a very promising 1 1/2 year old to it. I would not want to go
>>through it again. :{(
>>I really hope your outcome is better than ours. Find the best vet you can
>>who has any kind of experience with this. It is nasty. Our thoughts are 
>>with
>>your girl and you.
>>Oak & Carrie      *Oak and Carrie,  Back around 1970 I had a bitch with 
>>this.  At that time, nobody knew much about it, and they had to send blood 
>>samples to the Vet college in Ames, Iowa to be analysed. The awful part 
>>about it to me was the way the bitch aged. Overnight she went from a 
>>young, vibrant bitch to a very old one. There was no treatment, and by the 
>>time we got results back from Iowa, she was dead. Doris E*
>>
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Could a small animal veterinarian on this LIST please tell us about symptoms 
of auto immune diease and if suspected where to go from there.  Thanks. 
Sandi 

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