chronic cockatiel conjunctivitis
by Susan Karlsson
(San Diego, CA)
Hi, I have been working closely with a highly qualified avian vet for months trying to find an answer to why my cockatiel has chronic conjunctivitis. Bloodwork is normal. She has undergone 5o days of Doxyclcline treatment for suspected psitticosis.Cultures of her nasal fluids revealed nothing. There are no fungal issues. A biopsy of her eye tissue shows it's chronic but offers no answer.
She's had two ELISA tests. One before treatment and one after.Her titers show that she possibly did have psitticosis but he thinks it is a delayed response from before treatment. I'm sure it is quite uncomfortable for her. She's tried Baytril and several eye drops and ointments during the Doxy treatment. She was blind in one eye when I got her. She is approximately 2 years old.
Do you have any suggestions of new places to explore for an answer??Have you seen this before? Thanks so much for your time.