odor from our white fronted amazon

by Rodney
(Chattanooga tn)

piccaso is 2yrs we have had him 6 months he has been on an extensive treatment with shots (antibodics) for Chlamydia! he seems healthy and eats very well, he has an odor from his sinus area he also is red and swollen around his nasel area. after talking to our vet they are suggesting we give Treatments of (Tricide Neo) as Breathing Treatments with a Nebulizer!
Reading med Precaution said for external use only and do not injest. do you have any ideas?

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Jan 25, 2013
Chalmydohilla possibility
by: The Avian Vet

This is not my approach to treating this problem. I do not know if Chalmydohilla was cultured or diagnosed in some other way, but it is not typically a respiratory problem in birds and I think that something else is going on instead of or in addition too.

Nebulization is a good adjunct therapy for sinus infections. Culturing the sinuses to see what is causing the infection is the most important thing to do before attempting treatment. I recommend that you go in for a recheck or see someone (an avian specialist) for a second opinion.

Dr B
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Jan 23, 2013
odor from our white fronted amazon
by: Linda

You are talking about Parrot Fever, and it is quickly cleared up using Tetracycline. If your vet has given him anything else for this, it will not work and bird will eventually die from this disease. I've had this disease from working with some birds who had this and subsequently died from it as store owner refused to take them to avian vet to be treated.

Hopefully, you took him to an Avian Vet. If you took him to a dog and cat vet, he is on the way to being sicker up to and including death.

So, the nebulizer is not necessary for this disease if the correct antibiotics have been given. Keep in mind, the antibiotics themselves will make your bird sick if they are given too long. See another Avian Vet and take testing records with you. The only test that shows the Psittacosis antibodies is a fluorescent anitibody test. Once it is determined your bird has this, then Tetracycline is the only treatment that will cure it. I know because I was misdiagnosed and almost died from them giving me everything but the correct meds for the disease.

Let us know what Avian Vet has to say and I recommend not using any kind of nubulizer because it should mot be needed if correct meds are being given. If wrong meds are being given, bird will continue to lose ground and die.


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