I wrote previously about my Indian Ringneck's foot.
At first his skin on one foot looked like it was peeling. A day later it was red, then became a small scab. This was 3 weeks ago and he has been to the vet 3 times. He is taking Metacam once a day, which seems to help reieve his pain temporarily.
The original wound is almost healed, but everytime one starts to heal, he develops a new one of the same nature. Since the original wound, he has developed 3 more, all in varying stages of healing. He can stand on the foot, but prefers not to and is obviously in pain (crying). I want to do more to help him. Is it safe to use Iodine on his foot? Either full strength or diluted? What about tea tree oil? I have got to find something to help my poor little bird.

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May 03, 2009
by: Anonymous

I hope it's not PDD as I have 3 other birds!
I have done a little online research and it doesn't seem to me like that is the problem. His right foot is clearly sore, but other than that he is behaving/eating normally. His feces looks normal and he is not regurgitating, or seeming to have any digestion problems.

His metacam dose is 1.5 mg per ml. He is on his second round of 5 doses-1 every 24 hours.
It also seems like, while he is in pain, he is also enjoying the extra attention. He will cry in his cage and stops when we take him out. I can see that his foot is bothering him, but he also may be milking it because he knows he can get extra time out/attention

May 02, 2009
No iodine on bird
by: The Vet

We are finding our now that some of these cases are caused by the PDD virus (Bornavirus ? Proventricular Dilatation Disease). I recommend that you test for that and continue the metacam. I do not know what dose you are administering, but you may be able to increase it. Talk to your vet first. Do not apply the topicals you are talking about, but you can clean it with diluted betadine, but do nothing until you have spoken with the attending clinician.

Dr. B

May 01, 2009
Nother Trip to Vet
by: Anonymous

Take your bird back to vet and have them get to the bottom of what the problem is. If they don't know how to or are not trained properly, have them help you find another Avian vet in your area to help.

The pain med is NOT a treatment, and there is something terribly wrong if these sores keep coming. Don't use any home remedies on this yet, and get the vet to do a proper diagnosis or send you to one who can. Did they do a skin scrape or perform any other tests? You must find a way to get to the bottom of the problem.

Also, just a normal scrape would not cause such pain and agony. Keep us posted on what vet says and does. Also provide name, address and phone number, for your vet, if they do nothing to help your bird.

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