IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This!

Posted by: rockinbbar

IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 11/23/08 07:24 PM



If you handle wild animals & think you may need a physicians alert card, please print this out and carry it~!

It may save your life.

Thanks to fellow member Redge for the artwork!

Barry
Posted by: sandjunky

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 11/23/08 07:27 PM

Cool, Thanks!
Posted by: HardcoreSlot

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 11/23/08 07:51 PM

I dont quite understand. This is for any doctor to check for these if you turn up sick afer hunting and/or handling dead animals?
Posted by: rockinbbar

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 11/23/08 08:05 PM

If you have been handling animals & turn up sick, the Dr. may not know to check for animal related diseases...

http://www.predatormastersforums.com/ubb...page=2#52980664

The topic was brought up at the link above.
Posted by: HardcoreSlot

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 11/23/08 09:15 PM

Oh Ok. i gotcha. good info, thanks.
Posted by: ADBPOKEY

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 12/18/08 02:25 PM

thanks I think this is a great idea i taped mine to the back of my drivers liscense

better safe then dying of the plague
Posted by: mark shubert

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 12/24/08 12:03 AM

Might add Hantavirus in our part of the world !!!
Mark
Posted by: GeorgiaJoe

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 12/31/08 06:08 PM

If my wife sees this she'll make me quit hunting wild animals.
GAJoe
Posted by: TerryT

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/01/09 06:57 PM

I have mine Laminated in my hunting wallet!!!

Thanks Great Info!!!
Posted by: Switch

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/02/09 12:16 PM

Rockinbar, great job on the card! That one actually looks more official than mine. I think I'll print out your card as well.
Posted by: thatguy

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/06/09 10:51 AM

Anthrax??? You can get that from a animal? Someone please explain how...
Posted by: Yotebeware

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/08/09 05:57 PM

Thanks for the card, good idea.
Posted by: ANGCorsair

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/11/09 09:31 AM

Quote:

Anthrax??? You can get that from a animal? Someone please explain how...




Anthrax is naturally spread from herbivores to the carnivores that eat them. Cattle is often the first link in the chain. The cattle eat the naturally occurring spores of this bacteria while browsing.

This is why some large animal vets have been receiving anthrax vaccine shots since their first release in the mid-late 50's.
Posted by: thatguy

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/12/09 10:10 PM

Wow, I did not know that. Thanks for the info ANGCorsair!
Posted by: bluemac57

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/21/09 04:22 PM

Thanks for the card never gave it a thought but we got em now
Great idea
Posted by: mattg9979

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 02/18/09 12:30 PM

might want to add Echinococcus especially handling red foxes
Posted by: JLMwy

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 02/24/09 04:59 PM

Thanks for the card, fantastic idea!

Just right click and 'save as' and print it? It seems a bit on the small side?
Posted by: jrsgonehunting

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 03/05/09 11:11 PM

Cool card, never had though about getting something from a wild animal. Thanks for the card.
Posted by: skyler7x

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 04/20/09 02:16 PM

Good Idea, the dad of one of my coworkers died from plague a few years ago. He had been hunting with his son when he cut his finger while skinning a rabbit. He got sick the next day and they came down the mountain. He was very sick by the time they got to the hospital. It took 3 days for the doctors to find out it was plague. The treatment was too late and he died. A card like this would've helped. His son didn't make the connection to the illness and the rabbit till days later, cause we just don't think about plague anymore in these modern times. The doctors said he would have been fine if they had known sooner!
Posted by: Weasel-UT

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 04/20/09 03:38 PM

How do you print it out "card" size? Mine come out full page. me puter stoopid.
Posted by: rockinbbar

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 04/20/09 04:06 PM

Go to your Properties in the printer & select the scale to print.

You can reduce the picture size by increasing the scale size.

Hopefully it'll work the same for you as it does for me.
Posted by: cngerms

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 07/24/09 10:45 PM

Sheep are the #1 U.S. domestic carriers of anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) spores. Thus, anthrax has rightfully earned its secondary name of "Wool-Sorter's Disease," which is the pulmonary form of anthrax. Most cases of anthrax are of the non-lethal, cutaneous variety which cause black dermal lesions. The pulmonary (Wool-sorter's) form of anthrax is the true killer, but it is a disease difficult to contract as is demonstrated by the difficulty in "weaponizing" the spores for bioterror and military purposes. Wool-sorters are only at greater risk because of the spore load (spore quantity) to which they are exposed. The probability of contracting pulmonary anthrax on a hunting venture is VERY, VERY low. As mentioned above, plague (Yersinia pestis) is a greater danger in that the probabilty of contracting it is higher than anthrax. Prairie dogs are the hunting risk associated with plague, so just shoot 'em, don't handle 'em!

If I were to choose the most significant threats to hunters from the list on the card, I'd say:
a) Rabies
b) Lyme disease
c) Rocky Mtn Spotted Fever
d) Tularemia
e) Plague
f) West Nile Virus (not on the card)

I promise there are several folks on this board with undiagnosed cases of Giardiasis, Ascariasis, and Cryptosporidiosis. These are not life-threatening, but very prevalent.
Posted by: houndmen28

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 07/26/09 08:41 PM

thanks
Posted by: Happy_Hunter

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 08/10/09 06:53 AM

Do your coyotes n wolves in the US have Hydatids.
Aussie dingos are full of it - each n every one of them. There's no vaccine either. It is the nastiest, slow acting killer you'll ever see!
Posted by: Wyoming Drifter

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 08/26/09 02:57 AM

Yup, this card is a good idea ! especialy for some of us who's a ways from any sort of town let alone a Hospital.
Thanks Rockinbbar
Posted by: NC_Wildman

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 11/09/09 03:09 PM

Great idea! gonna print out a few also. Thanks!
Posted by: wyoyotebuster1

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 11/13/09 03:43 PM

thats a good idea we'll print it out and stick it in the old wallet
Posted by: thefleen

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 12/12/09 12:08 AM

Yeah i dont think ill get any of that cause im having trouble killing things lol laugh
Posted by: NMdoghunter

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/08/10 10:12 AM

A guy in a neighboring town got the plague last fall after cutting his finger while skinning a coyote. Luckily they caught it and he didn't die. This card is a good idea.
Posted by: NDHunter83

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 03/07/10 07:31 PM

Thanks this is a great idea! never thought about all that before i saw this post.
Posted by: gonzmg

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 05/27/10 12:08 PM

I printed one and put it in my wallet and hung one on the fridge. Just in case I'm down the wife can ask the question.
Mike
Posted by: boxelderhunt

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 11/27/10 12:53 PM

Originally Posted By: GeorgiaJoe
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />If my wife sees this she'll make me quit hunting wild animals. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
GAJoe


If my wife sees this she might actually let me go w00t
Posted by: scaredofowls

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 12/21/10 09:38 AM

This is a great idea. I rarely think of these types of things before I step into the woods. I will now. I'm going to print out a couple of cards. Thanks
Posted by: Rude Robert

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 12/22/10 09:53 AM

Trying to print the card lol. Is there a link to it or do just shrink the whole page thx Robert
Posted by: MeHunter

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/04/11 10:56 PM

My company sells photo id equipment, so I made up a bunch of these on plastic credit card size stock and handed them out to my friends. We had a guy who used to hunt with us who contracted Leptospirosis from skinning coons. He was hospitalized in SERIOUS condition and about 24 hours away from a "dirt nap" when his wife mentioned to the doctor that he was a coon hunter! He was a Lucky guy. He is now a BIG fan of wearing rubber gloves when handling animal carcuses. Scary stuff!
Posted by: Moss

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/25/11 08:15 PM

I have the card saved on my putr and can email it to anyone who wants it. When you open it just print it and you should be ok. Let me know if anyone needs one.
Posted by: 3DHUSKER

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/25/11 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Moss
I have the card saved on my putr and can email it to anyone who wants it. When you open it just print it and you should be ok. Let me know if anyone needs one.
yes please.
Posted by: PyroZuki

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/25/11 10:26 PM

Originally Posted By: rockinbbar


If you handle wild animals & think you may need a physicians alert card, please print this out and carry it~!

It may save your life.

Thanks to fellow member Redge for the artwork! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bowingsmilie.gif" alt="" />

Barry


Thanks, Barry!

Not a bad idea at all! I live an hour from a doctor/ hospital, and I NEVER hunt any closer to town than where I live.

Thanks!

Pyro
Posted by: claimbuster

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/31/11 09:15 PM

Thanks Barry.

I was watching a series of three videos prepared by Mississippi State University on the wild pig problem and one of the topics was zoonotic diseases.

Rubber gloves go into the hunting bag next trip.
Posted by: Kevin2

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 02/11/11 12:15 AM

I printed it out & in the present form, low resolution, it is hard to read. Needs to be 300 dpi to print. Can you get the hi resolution file & post it?
Posted by: PoodlePopper223

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 03/06/11 10:28 AM

tularemia is a nasty one I know a fella who died from it it did take 40 some years to actually kill him but towards the end it was very painful.
Posted by: Chilson

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 08/22/11 10:43 AM

had tularemia in tucumcari new mexico they didnt know what it was gave me false medication and it died down for a few days...i was in icu for 3 days.......i got on my feet went to visit family and fell sick again for 4 days went to the hospitol in hobbs and they treated me for it with the right medication like a moron i quit takeing it and went and started work back home in alamogordo got sick for 3 more days my fevers were so bad i was in a 95 degree room under blankets shivering when it broke i would almoat be soakign wet with sweat it was the worst pain i been in to date your body literaly hurts you become weak disoriented everything it is not something i wish to get again it is no joke
i contracted it from a coon we had trapped near a canal a freidn who was with me fell sick with it shortly after i did.

i woulda of saved myself alot of time and money if i had this card because the hospitol in tucumcari did not know what it was
Posted by: 3DHUSKER

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 08/23/11 02:07 AM

That is nasty, glad you recovered.
Posted by: Redfox Adventures

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 12/11/11 02:34 PM

Good idea on the card never know what you might pick up. Always watch it when handle critters with the mange to.
Posted by: FIRERESCUEO2

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 12/25/11 12:36 PM

Great idea ..... thanks, I'll pass this on as well.
Posted by: kyle31490

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 12/26/11 10:22 PM

I never had even thought of this. I didn't even know most of those things existed i have never heard of them. I will get a card once I get a printer! Thanks.
Posted by: jeremey

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/04/12 02:21 PM

SWEET
Posted by: Butthead

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 01/27/12 11:31 AM

Great idea. Thanks.
Posted by: midwestpredator

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 04/29/12 12:19 AM

nice, printing mine right now
Posted by: Jabey9210

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 05/14/12 12:13 AM

Printing mine right now!! Had an uncle die from Hantavirus in New Mexico because they didn't know what it was!!!
Posted by: Ivers

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 05/31/12 11:46 PM

One more. Raccoon roundworm. It can cause blindness or death. No known cure but there is a drug being used in experiments you can take if you catch it early enough, within 3 days of exposure. Don't remember the name of the drug. Present in up to 80% of all raccoon feces in some areas, and the eggs can remain alive for up to 3 years. Most family physicians are not familiar with this disease, but epidemiologists are.
Posted by: 52hubcap

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 11/12/12 02:04 AM

Here's a link to a partial list of zoonotic diseases.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoonotic

Nasty stuff.
Posted by: Ken Scurry

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 02/09/13 01:41 PM

so far I have had Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease in the same year!!! I would make an excellent research candidate for the CDC!
Need the card
Posted by: ClarkyBallz

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 02/18/13 03:12 PM

Weasel - you can alter the size to normal in your printing options, most likely you're defaulted to "fit to page" option.
Posted by: ClarkyBallz

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 02/18/13 03:51 PM

Printed it off 6 to a page, I'll be giving it to all my hunting buddies! Thanks again for this!
Posted by: savage.223

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 02/18/13 08:34 PM

Printed
Posted by: cased

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 02/23/13 10:57 AM

Added to my latex kit. Thanks J.D..
Posted by: daveisarmy

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 09/13/13 11:07 PM

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Posted by: Jeepnshoot

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 09/26/13 10:52 PM

Thanks!
Posted by: Pete Robinette

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 10/15/13 09:15 PM

Great information, thanks.
Posted by: possumal

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 10/15/13 09:31 PM

I had a bad case of tularemia when I was 13, nearly took me away from here. I never skinned another rabbit without rubber gloves on.
Posted by: CoyoteLight inc.

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 10/30/13 10:06 PM

Great idea. Better safe than sorry
Posted by: Invisible Savage

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 12/18/13 10:46 PM

Thanks for the card. I hope I never need it, but at least I have it if I do.
Posted by: mikeylikesit

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 03/23/14 08:59 AM

Thanks! Hopefully I will never need it though!
Posted by: Softfoot

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 07/28/14 07:36 PM

Sad to see one item on the card - the effect that that has had is profound.

Plague - Had a vaccination in 1967 - for three days - it felt like very bone in my body had been nastily cracked, screaming sore throat, unreal headache, undeliverable sensitivity to light. So seeing that I looked around and sure enough our quarry Mr Coyote can give us that. My bottom line should I take out Mr. Coyote, he will lie where he dies. I am in this for the challenge nothing else. I am also not in it to remove every coyote from the planet, just the occasional encounter. The part for me that is meaningful is being out - watching nature and the interactions of all the creatures, and then the test can I fool such a smart guy?
Posted by: mohawkwolf

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 07/02/15 01:35 PM

Sweet, I better not let my mom see this! Haha. Can some one email me it I can't save it for some reason my email is christianvizcarra25@gmail.com
Posted by: Jeff T.

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 02/24/16 11:51 AM

Many thanks to the OP, I think this is very useful. I've recreated the card and added Cryptosporidiosis and West Nile to the list. I did not add Echinococcus since it is already listed (Hydatid Disease = Echinococcus).

It's sized just a tad smaller than my Driver's license, 82mm x 52mm (3.23" x 2.05") when printed.

Three formats are provided:
  • MS Word 2013 (Full editable if you have MS Word or Google Docs)
  • PDF
  • Image file

Link: Link to Physician Alert Card

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Posted by: Bob_Atl

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 02/24/16 11:56 AM

Originally Posted By: boxelderhunt
If my wife sees this she might actually let me go w00t

What a hoot, made my day lol
Posted by: TXMAC

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 06/10/16 03:43 PM

My brother hog hunts with dogs a lot and spends a lot of time in the brush. Got bad sick for a long time off and on. Turned out to be RMSF and Lyme disease. Had to argue with the doctors to get that tested. This card might have helped him out!
Posted by: 22magnum22

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 09/29/16 06:49 PM

Here in southeast oklahoma I seldom take a coyote that does not have mange. if I am in an area where I can dig I bury them, but I never touch them with bare hands
I contracted rocky mountain spotted fever two consecutive years (2013-2014) but not from varmint hunting. first year was a tick bite while brush-hogging, second year was another bite while putting a fawn through a fence to return to its mother. the fawn was literally covered in ticks and i did not discover that bite until late in the day. still have recurring headaches, mild vertigo.
Posted by: NilsFrost

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 10/06/16 07:30 AM

Definitely a good idea. This also applies if you travel routinely out of your area. For example, in my area, tick borne diseases are almost unheard of, but other problems (some of the fungal issues) are more common. Also if you routinely work with livestock in areas that aren't primarily agricultural areas. Doctors are trained to "look for horses not zebras when you hear hoofbeats..." Of course that doesn't apply if you live in Africa...
Posted by: M16

Re: IMPORTANT! Physician's Alert Card!...Print This! - 11/06/17 08:39 PM

Thanks!