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#2014173 - 10/07/11 07:53 PM Coonhound Paralysis ?
gary paugh Offline
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Registered: 12/20/03
Posts: 1928
Loc: portland oregon
My Jagd's got into it with a raccoon two weeks ago and about 4 days ago my female started having trouble standing her back legs wouldn't support her, weak bark and shallow breathing. the vet thought that she blew a disk out in her back but she shows no sign of pain.
Now we are thinking it's coonhound paralysis.
If anyone has any experience with this I would be greatful for any info.
Thank you.
Gary


Edited by gary paugh (10/08/11 01:24 AM)
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#2014300 - 10/07/11 10:08 PM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: gary paugh]
gooseisland Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
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Google ivdd. Its common in longer dogs. We had a dachshund develop it. There is a group called dodgerslist. Search that too for even more info.

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#2014338 - 10/07/11 10:55 PM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: gooseisland]
gary paugh Offline
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Loc: portland oregon
What I'm asking about is Polyradiculoneuritis (coonhound paralysis)

I've gone the Google route and now would like to hear anyone's first hand experience.
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Mark Twain described the coyote as
“ a living, breathing allegory
of Want. He is always hungry. He
is always poor, out of luck and friendless.
The meanest creatures despise
him and even the flea would desert him
for a velocipede.” .

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#2014378 - 10/08/11 12:12 AM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: gary paugh]
gooseisland Offline
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I have no experience with that. Sorry I can't offer any help. Good luck.

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#2014494 - 10/08/11 09:33 AM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: gooseisland]
trapper2 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 2182
Loc: north central okla
i know a guy that has had two dogs get it, one didnt make it, the other took 4 monthes of hand feeding and watering before he came out of it, if that dog hadnt been such a good decoy dog he would have put him down
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#2014594 - 10/08/11 12:42 PM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: trapper2]
rolly Offline
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Registered: 03/21/08
Posts: 288
Loc: Free USA, South Dakota
You can't do anything. Some use dex or prednisone. I have had 3 terriers get it. 2 died 1 lived to be retired. Once they get it, they will get it again. Pm me if you have a specific question, but really all you can do is keep it comfortable and hydrated. I suspended mine with a towel above the bath tub to passively exercise mine. They were all different ages, 2 breeds, and not linebred. Nobody knows how to cure or prevent it. Hope it pulls through but if you plan on hunting coons again, plan for the worst....
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#2014691 - 10/08/11 04:17 PM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: rolly]
dog1whckr Offline
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Registered: 05/25/08
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Loc: Wyoming
Coincidence: Spent time with a friend yesterday who has a coonhound that just loves to hunt them!! She has had coon hound paralysis twice; the second time just recently after a rough and tumble fight with a big coon. What they told me is that there is no cure and you can look forward to a lot of hands on care for the dog as it will probably go down hard on you for a while. Whether they make it or not is a crap shoot. Also expect the dog to recover mobility slowly. Maggie( my friends coon hound) is rarin' to give it a go again. The family is a little apprehensive about that. She is part of their family.

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#2014745 - 10/08/11 06:28 PM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: gary paugh]
DoubleCK Offline
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Registered: 01/15/09
Posts: 3485
Loc: Wauneta, NE / Gold Canyon, AZ
Originally Posted By: gary paugh
What I'm asking about is Polyradiculoneuritis (coonhound paralysis)




I know about EPM in horses that is associated with opossums. It presents in a similar way.

Not familiar with this one.

Is this an ailment that dogs get from racoons specifically?

Virus? Injury? Or what?
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#2014814 - 10/08/11 08:41 PM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: DoubleCK]
dog1whckr Offline
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Registered: 05/25/08
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Loc: Wyoming
Can't answer that DC. All I was told is it is a result of Coon Hounds mixing it up with coons; transmission of some kind of virus from a bite may be the cause, or, even contact may cause it. I know coons carry some weird bugs and parasites, one of which is coon round worm; something that is transmittable to humans and it can be found in your eyes. Not good. Sixty percent of the coons here carry coon round worm. The paralysis ailment seems to only affect coon hounds.


Edited by dog1whckr (10/08/11 08:42 PM)

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#2014819 - 10/08/11 08:47 PM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: dog1whckr]
trapper2 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/08
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Loc: north central okla
i heard, not sure if this is right, but i heard its from coming in contact with the brains of a coon, like into a open wound or eating them
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#2014855 - 10/08/11 09:35 PM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: trapper2]
DoubleCK Offline
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Registered: 01/15/09
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Loc: Wauneta, NE / Gold Canyon, AZ
Originally Posted By: trapper2
i heard, not sure if this is right, but i heard its from coming in contact with the brains of a coon, like into a open wound or eating them


Guess that's a good reason to avoid head shots.
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#2014872 - 10/08/11 09:58 PM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: DoubleCK]
emeraldterriers1 Offline
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Registered: 08/22/09
Posts: 697
Loc: kansas
hit him with the dex and pred as rolly stated,CHP is contacted from the saliva of coons. 4 dogs of ours have had it lost one so far with fingers crossed the other 3 see limited action last yr with no effects. 2 of them will be hunted a little harder this yr.i think dogs that might be a little run down or weak are more likely to contact the disease. good luck with her
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#2014885 - 10/08/11 10:11 PM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: emeraldterriers1]
Dustballs Offline
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Registered: 03/14/09
Posts: 861
Loc: Wyoming
Hate to hear about your dog. Hope things turn out.

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#2015416 - 10/09/11 07:47 PM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: Dustballs]
gary paugh Offline
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Registered: 12/20/03
Posts: 1928
Loc: portland oregon
well she is doing better today can sit up by herself still looks like a long road ahead.
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Mark Twain described the coyote as
“ a living, breathing allegory
of Want. He is always hungry. He
is always poor, out of luck and friendless.
The meanest creatures despise
him and even the flea would desert him
for a velocipede.” .

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#2015657 - 10/10/11 12:53 AM Re: Coonhound Paralysis ? [Re: gary paugh]
fifty5grains Offline
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Registered: 01/14/10
Posts: 609
Loc: Syracuse, Ny.
Sorry to hear, hope she pulls through ok.
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