20 February 2016 advised by veterinarian to be treated by a veterinarian:

* chronicle ehrlichoses ~ ricketsia
* chonicle babeliose

imidocarb (Imizol in Portugal)
an injection of imidocarb (Imizol, in Portugal), in the dose of 5mg/Kg, single injection, for babesiosis,
and doxycicline in the dosis of 15 to 20 mg/Kg every 12 hours, for 21 days.
I use as well a stimulant of the immune system called Kimiadapt,
wich is a mixture of plants and minerals.

Dec 21, 2001 by veterinarian to a veterinarian !!! :

* My advise for the coleague is to treat Babesiosis with imizol (imidocarb) 1,7mg/Kg in one take only. * For ricketsia and erlichia is doxiciclin in a dosage of 5mg/Kg every 8 hours, for 21 days.

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Ricketsia, Erlichia and Babesia

Treatment via the veterinarian :

* For
Babesia the treatment is an injection,
imidocard dipropionate (the better one) or Imizol

Erlichia - Ricketsia:
Doxiciclin capsules, doses advised via veterinarian
100mgr per 10kg body weight a day in total
( first period weeks 3x a day .. mgr after that 2x a day .. mgr )
When still tick fever :
2 tablets of doxiciclin (200mg depends on the dogs size) every 8 hours, for 4 weeks, and after that, repeat the blood test.

It works as vascular ennancer (vasodilator) and helps the body to oxigenate better, diminushing muscular pain (as happens in tick fever) and improving the regeneration of tissues.
You can do the aspirin for the hole 21 days of doxicyclin and then for 10 more days
Asperine 5 a 10 mgr per kg 1x a day

There is a medication that will help the imune system in this conditions called Kimiadapt.
Its a plant extract (andrographys paniculata) that makes the body stronger.
Ask in herbal shops. A box of tablets (60 tablets) that is given 1 tablet per 10 kg (costs 21,25€)

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international web site

Tick removal

Ticks take 3 years to get the latest size.

Picture from Vroege vogels NL web site

Picture from www.borreliose.nl


Transmitted by the bite of a tick, Lyme disease ("Maladie de Lyme", "Borreliosis de Lyme") is an infection caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme, along with other tick-borne illnesses, is found throughout the world. The following websites provide information on Lyme disease in many different countries.

Eurolyme discussion groups

Conference 6th July 2007

The 6th UK Tick Borne Conference will be on Friday 6th July 2007.

The conference will be based at Stamford Hall, Leicester University, Stoughton Drive South, LE2 2ND.

web site: www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/information/tick_removal.htm

How to Remove a Tick

When removing a tick remember the following points.

  • Don't compress the tick.

  • Don't leave the tick mouth parts in the skin.

This is best acheived by using a specialist tick removal tool such as a O'TOM® hook (Tick Twister®) shown below, or a fine pointed tweezers (shown left).
Specialist Tick removal tools are available from all good veterinary clinics and pet shops.

Choose the most suitable hook, according to the size of the tick.

Engage the hook by approaching the tick from the side (the body of a tick is flat) until it is held.

Lift the hook very lightly and TURN IT (screwing or unscrewing)

When a tick is fixed in the host, it injects saliva in the skin, which contains :

  • Allergenic matters, which cause oedema (swelling) and erythema (redness) on the bite's point, and pruritus (itching).

  • Infectious agents which are transmitted from the tick to people or animals e.g. Lyme Disease.

When the tick is grabbed with tweezers or similar instruments, the tool exerts a pressure on the tick's body: this pressure promotes saliva back-flow in the host skin, and increases the risk of injection of allergenic matters and above all the risk of transmission of tick-borne microorganisms. When the tick is grasped with a specialist tool, there is no pressure on the tick's body, thus, reducing the risk of the injection of allergenic matters and the transmission of microorganisms.

The mouth-parts of a tick include an hypostome (rostrum) which is implanted in the skin during biting. This hypostome is fully covered with backward directed projections; this allows the tick to "anchor" in the skin. If you pull upon the tick, the spikes will rise and the mouth-parts of the tick can break and stay in the skin, causing pain and infection. With a specialist hook, you TURN the body of the tick; the spikes fold into the axis of rotation, and the tick is easily removed, without traction effort, and decreasing the risks of breaking the rostrum.

Do Nots

  • Do Not use your fingers.

  • Do Not squeeze the tick.

  • Do Not use a burning match.

  • Do Not use a cigarette.

  • Do Not use petroleum jelly.

  • Do Not use cleaning fluid.

Thanks to H3D for providing the images.
All images copyright H3D.

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