Re: [gardeners] OT: Living in the Woods

Penny Nielsen (
Thu, 14 Jan 1999 13:21:59 -0400

Thanks to you Margaret, Jane and others who replied to my question.  At least now I know what it is and what to avoid.


>>> margaret lauterbach <> 01/14 11:37 AM >>>
At 07:33 AM 1/14/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi Rosemary - Sorry to hear about your dogs.  I have no idea how to
prevent it, but would like to know what giardia is/does to animals/people?
>Penny in fridgid Nova Scotia - -20C and with the windchill its -40C -
coldest yet this winter

It causes violent diarrhea and vomiting, Penny.  Some become dangerously
dehydrated from the loss of liquids.  People are advised not to drink out
of any river or stream.  When I was a child, a thousand years ago, I was
always told it was safe to drink out of a free-flowing mountain stream.
Not any more.  Margaret L