I don't feed raw, except for bones..so i have no idea if this is common knowledge for raw feeders? Or something new? Just thought i would pass this along, and perhaps get some raw feeders opinions on this?
THIS IS A CROSSPOST
Have any of you heard of neosporosis canineum??????
> Well, up to this week I had not, but I do know alot about this
> Last saturday we were having a barbeque and invited just a small
> local friends.. Stephen and I went shopping to Tesco early in the
> as I am now disabled and walk with a stick, I suggested that we
> some of the meat for the barby, for that weekend....... as I cant
> shopping on my own ( thats why you dont see me at shows these days)
> basically killing two birds with one stone. We purchased many
> amongst them were two large packets of lean minced steak, that I
> make my own burgers from... as they were large packs, and on
> did not know what to do for tea, so suggested spaghetti
> took about one third of the mince from one of these packets and put
it in a
> pan...... all of the rest of the meat was then frozen for the
> boxer then came into the kitchen and as I had not starting cooking
> removed some of the mince and gave it to her......mmmmmmmm she
> Then stephen called her, and her mother and fed the dogs , whilst I
> the spag bol.
> This was tuesday evening last week... then came friday and Cilla
> starting to act strange. Hanging her head to one side, and slightly
> as if she was drunk. Saturday she seemed to stabalise and I thought
> better, and thinking she had an inner ear infection started her on
> of synulox 250 mg tablets three times daily, as the vet would. By
> was worse so was rushed to the vets........ I was so upset, I could
> rememeber half of what he said but he did say he was doing one
> test that had to be sent away. In either case, if it did come back
> for neospora he would start her on the antibitics there and then,
> said the synulox I had given was good.
> She was a little better on tues evening so was allowed home.
> her head to one side, and walking in circles and then falling over.
> continued with the drugs, then, wednesday came and my vet rang to
> tests results were possitive. She was infected with neospora. We
> our brains how she could get this awfull desease.....not virus!
> very few cases are reported, because it is masked by so many
> Neospora is a parasite that is ingested from contaminted meat,
> fresh, and from the consumption it only takes 1-3 days for the
> attack the brain, then work its way down the spinal cord, and
infect all the
> major organs and mussles.......leaving the dog paralised and
> 9.30 yesterday morning I had to have my beautifull Cilla
> save further suffering.
> On reserching this, on the internet, it mostly appears in cattle
> and clinicle tests have been carried out at liverpool university,
> sweden, and the USA. It is usually more common in costa rica, south
> but is gradually showing up everywhere. Very few cases were
> yr. the syptoms rang from a weekeness and paralysis of the
> drunken type behaviour, altered behavier, blindness, head tilt, head
> nodding, tremors, seizures,sudden death due to heart inflamation,
> skin abnormalities. Frightening isnt it?
> It can only be ingested fron fresh meat, as freezing the meat
> the spors.... cooked meat will kill the spors. As we eat very
> ourselves, and never feed fresh uncooked meat to our dogs , I can
> say that it was the fresh lean mince steak from tesco, that is the
> Neospora can not use humans as a host so if ingested the stomach
> kill the spores, so dont worry there........ it only affects,
> sheep, goats, but has now moved to dogs, and research on the
> suggests ALL dog breeders be aware of this parasite. From the onset
> ingesting the spores, my dog was dead within 8 1/2 days....... She
> constant house companion, and our hearts have been ripped apart.
How many of
> you, when in the kitchen, preparing the evening meal, give some
> to your dog... Please look it all up, its frightening to think
that this is
> in the human food chain. Apparantly only one animal is inspected
> heard to be slaughtered, but thats this counrty. A lot of meat now
> from other countries..... if in doubt, still buy the meat, but
> before you intend using it for at least 24 hrs.
> Cilla was 16 months and four days old, when she died.
> I will of course, be informing DEFRA , and advising our local
> but on an advisory capacity only!
> Anne H
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