Fargo Posted February 13, 2012 Report Share Posted February 13, 2012 Hello all! I need to pick any available brains. I have a two year old border collie that is a medical mystery. Not the kind of mystery I typically enjoy!!! Fargo (the BC in question) just turned two and is an intact male that should weigh 60lbs healthy. He came from working parents on a small farm in Ohio. At age six months I realized something was off. Quite simply he was failing to thrive. Symptoms included lack of appetite, anorexia, swelling at the joints, weeping eyes, lethargy, no body is home moments, odd bouts of aggression, occasional loss of balance,occasional limping of one hind leg or the other, occasional (once every couple of months) bloody loose stool,heart murmur that shows up once in a blue moon, and swelling of the muzzle (his latest symptom). A really long list I know. We have had Tick panels run, titers, two ultrasounds, joint taps, two malabsorption tests,three thyroid panels, ana tests, fungal tests, and countless cbc's all disgusting normal. I had dna samples sent to optigen on friday to rule out CL and TNS ( his symptoms don't really fit either diseases as far as I can tell). The vet is ready to cry out of frustration (this is the third vet on his case, the specialists are stumped... and I just want my best friend to feel better. He is my third BC, but I have never seen anything like this and our local vets have little BC experience. Any idea's on what direction we should try next would be gretly appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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