Daisy is a gorgeous golden Labrador who shuffled into the clinic one morning back in May. She had been absolutely fine the night before but the next day she was having a lot of trouble walking or even standing. She seemed incredibly weak. It was quite obvious that something was very wrong.
Daisy was started on a long course of a medication to kill the organism, and began her long road to recovery. She stayed in hospital with us for over a month before she was able to stand and walk for herself, needing intensive physiotherapy every day. Even once she was able to walk she needed to stay with us for several more weeks to allow her muscles to rebuild enough strength to go home.
Daisy is now off her medication, and is back to being a normal dog! She will always have the Neospora parasite in her system but without any periods of immune suppression she should remain symptom-free. Thankfully we do not see many cases of Neospora at Adelaide Animal Hospital, however Daisy was certainly the most severe!