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Offline sabertooth

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diseased animal
« on: October 31, 2011, 12:17:41 pm »
I had run out of food and was desperately searching for a good source of pasture lamb. I found a guy who was raising grainfed lambs, but he said he had some pasture Ewes that he would sell so I went out to his farm and bought a one year old that had been on raised on pasture. It looked well enough, but once I got to cutting into it I found that it had a real foul gamy taste and there were some odd looking cyst.

This was Friday night. I had also worked all week and had a cut on my hand that was exposed to the animal when I was cleaning the animal. 12 hours after exposure to the carcase I developed a large blister over the cut and a few hours after that my hand started to swell and a rash began to move up my arm. Then I began to have a swollen lympnode on my upper arm. I assumed it to be a skin infection from where I cut myself on the edge of an electrical box and  then foolishly I let it be exposed to all types of nastiness. I went to the ER last night and got a prescription for 100 milligrams of doxycycline for a skin infection.

Just two hours I began to cut into a hunk of fat from the animal and found a lympnode that appears to be infected with Caseous Lymphadenitis. I am now wondering if perhaps my infection may infact be a result of having my wounded hand come into direct contact with a diseased animal.

This sucks, not only do I have an infection , but I have no money at all, and I feel that I must throw out the food that was suppose to feed me for the next week. It tasted foul from the first few bits, and I should of trusted my instincts from the beginning. I have already eaten about 5 pounds of it, but from what I have read, the bacteria is only contracted through open sores so I should be alright as long as I can fight off the infection in my hand.

This is the blister that formed over my original cut after exposure to the animal

This is after I popped the blister accidentally while wrestling around with the misses

This is a picture of the clearly diseased lymphnode



Its a text  book case of Caseous Lymphadenitis http://www.infovets.com/books/smrm/F/F108.htm
Its a bit scary , but I feel fine otherwise and am hopeful that my body will overcome whatever is causing my infection.

Just wondering if anyone else has had experience with diseased animals.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2011, 12:22:44 pm by sabertooth »
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Re: diseased animal
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 01:51:35 pm »
Oh no Sabertooth, I feel with you!
To help the wound heal, put clay on it (I use edible clay mixed with water to a paste) and cabbage leaves (that you might crush a little to get the juice come out)on the top! This is really good to heal infected wounds. Before, rinse well under cold water.
I would not eat more from the infected meat - to help your body heal. It will, I am sure as you are strong and healthy. :)
Take care. :-*

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« Last Edit: October 31, 2011, 02:50:22 pm by TylerDurden »

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Re: diseased animal
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 12:15:23 am »
i would get more pro-biotic food because they gave you antibiotics.  don't be alarmed if you see changes in your bowel, it's normal after taking antibiotics and should go away within few weeks.

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Re: diseased animal
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 10:08:31 am »
My friend,  the most important thing u shd do is to try and identify the bacteria. have the wound cultured with a swab culture and perhaps have the diseased meat/lymph node cultured. Any fever, hand still swollen? Hope u feel better

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Re: diseased animal
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 10:37:14 am »
The whole thing took me by surprise. I have been feeling good in general and never get sick anymore when this infection happened out of left field. I believe that its a case of a strange bacteria from a diseased animal that entered into an open sore and my immune system didn't have enough time to react before it spread .

I decided throw out the rest of my sick animal, and bought a few pounds of lamb from my regular butcher and may have a good reliable source on the way.

I wonder if it would be alright to feed the animal to my chickens and dogs?

I still have a small swollen node on my upper arm, but so far it seems that the swelling has gone down and the main abscess has scabbed over and seems to be healing. No signs of fever or any sickness. I have taken 4 does of 100 milligram doxycycline. I specifically asked the doctor at the ER to give me the lowest does of the mildest antibiotic that he felt would clear up the infection.

I immediately began to use high meat with the first dose. I still had one jar of 5 month old liquefied beef heart. I hadn't been using high meat for the past three months or so, because I was depending on my aged meats for good bacteria. I got an immediate high reaction off the first bit and have been feeling fabulous for the last few days(even with my health issue) I forgot how much good  highmeat can boost ones well being. So far no real reaction from the antibiotics. I had a loose stool once after the second dose, but my stomach seems to be fine so far. I seem to have good apatite, perhaps the high meat is offsetting the effects of the antibiotics.

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Re: diseased animal
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 10:53:28 pm »
..12 hours after exposure to the carcase I developed a large blister over the cut and a few hours after that my hand started to swell and a rash began to move up my arm. Then I began to have a swollen lympnode on my upper arm. I assumed it to be a skin infection from where I cut myself on the edge of an electrical box and  then foolishly I let it be exposed to all types of nastiness. ..

Sabertooth, thank you for sharing your painful experience.

It is a good reminder for all of us to be careful.

Don't eat the meat from this diseased animal! A few years ago I got extremely sick from eating raw grain fed supermarket meat. My gi tract infections lasted for more than two years. At that time I already had experience with raw meats and became completely 'carefree' and ate the cheapest raw meat from every butcher and supermarket. It was a tough lesson.

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Re: diseased animal
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2011, 04:57:19 am »
can you take it back to the farmer and demand satisfaction?!
That's not paleo.

 

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