at the moment all dogs are healthyt , and we have a healthy supply of lactated ringers on the shelf all organized by expiration date -- hopefully we are set thruy 2017 -- and hopefully we won't need any.
thanks to all the researchers in this camera community, i have had alot of reading on the topic of parvo , and this statement by merck seems to basically agreee with most of it -- and george..
From the Merck Manual, seems like virus sheds in feces 10 days after clinical symptoms resolve......... Virus is shed in the feces of infected dogs within 4–5 days of exposure (often before clinical signs develop), throughout the period of illness, and for ~10 days after clinical recovery. Infection is acquired through direct oral or nasal contact with virus-containing feces or indirectly through contact with virus-contaminated fomites
for those of you who never thought about it... all of this information falls into the bell shaped curve---
?bell curve??? a graph with a very few statementss/cases at either end and a bulk of it in the middle ( example if you were to pile up people's height.....there are a couple adults 7' tall and a few who are 4' but millions who are 5'7" - or better yet remember my study of the avg height of a veterans crotch and the piles of blue jeans at costco)
back to the dogs....
virus often shed befor clinical signs-- means that before symon got clinically sick he was mixed daily with the total farm population normally and therefore possibly exposing them.-- and contaminating the premisis... who knew????
infection is aquired thru direct oral or nasal contact we are pretty darn good at picking up poo-- but there is nothing we could have done about the sniff test
and for 10 days after clinical recovery the last date we had anyone here with clinical signs was may 8th-- so add 10 and a few -- we have picked may 20 for the all clear date... if nothtin else developpes
everyhthign i read says chlorox... and that is what i see at geroges hospital-- so that is what we are using..
there never can be 100% coverage... for example teh seat backs in my car-- which have been drooled on by many... if anyone thinks we could possibly decontaminate 12 acres, you are wrong. period. and in the real world,,, the virus is around anyway- all we can do is cut the numbers ---we can not live in a bubble....sunlight will help--- winter's freezing virus does not kill this..
we have- and use- a hot water sprayer which dispenses chlorox with the very hot water...( will take the paint off the barn type hot) and have done all the kennels. and equipment--
the laundry from the house ( where the sick dogs were kept ) is being done in the machines in the green building-- the \rest is done in the barn. not mixed up....
we are walkin g in chloroxs tubs as we come and go from any building..
we pay attention to pick poo even more thatn before ..
and we have chlorox in pump sprayers all over the farm-
just to confuse things... we are feeding the pups heavily to try and get weight back on thm--
and too much food will give them "normal" diahrrea anyway... so we are in a constant state of panic.
and for further panic-- noel is due anytiome later this week..... at megan's---
puppies are the most vulernable for a bunch of reasons... megan and her mom are dealing....
then there is moriah.... who's boyfriend is due here for sleepovers on friday.. he is thumper's son...
her boyfriend to be is about 30 pounds overweight and 8 yerars old....-- so .. again we make no guarentees...
but he is at least shorter than walter...
and then today's inflamatory email --( with thousands of viewers --- there has to be one a week anyway)
i do not know who the person that emailed me...about my failings,
i have to admit.......MISERY LOVES COMPANYi am glad to report they did not leave sheila unscathed.
sheila -- who has been extremely generous with her time and money-- got bashed in the same email
there was one correct statement....HOWEVER, THE MAIN CONCERN IS THE DOGS, -- i will go along with that one....then the email saysSOMEONE NEEDS TO STEP IN THERE AND MAKE SURE THIS 'INCIDENT' OR ONELIKE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN.OK - fine by me-- but i don't know who that could be except mother nature and God... and i don't even pretend to have any direct connections there.************and then there is the sagacious advice from lynne****"I apologize to anyone I have not yet offended. Please be patient. ....I will get to you shortly"
said she was having shirts made up like that...
i'll take one.