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08 Oct 2006

Resistant Infection

I have a 6 year old English Springer Spanial who has had a recurrent and resistent infection since Easter. It appeared to start with a cough, which was low grade but continued for a couple of months. At the same time, she developed a non-specific colitis and pyrexia. She was treated with a steroid shot, and NSAID's and all the symptoms apart from the cough settled down. She then started to develop a couple of lumps around her left paralumbar and hip region, which turned out to be Staph infections. She was given numerous course of AB's which did not cure it and had had two aggressive surgeries to remove the infected tissue, to no avail. We now do not know what to do, nor does our vet. The lumps continue to appear, they are varying sizes but all eventually burst and then heal. There is no pus but initially a clear serous-like fluid. They do appear to be becoming more widespread, currently he has three open lesions. She is not unwell in herself, although a litlle quieter than normal. No evidence of a pyrexia. Can you offer any additional help? We will try anything but really don't want to put her through another op.

Thanks, Gary
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01 Jan 0001

Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinary specialist who should be able to get to the cause of the problem.
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