Sick quaker and dead birds

by lynda
(mississippi)

> I saw a quaker the other day that was all huddled in the bottom of it's cage and had what looked like a bloody discharge from it's vent. Does anyone have any idea what could have caused it. So far they have lost for or five birds. It seems to start out with a horse cough. Then when the birds end up in the bottom of their cage shaking like they are very cold and their vent gets a nasty discharge.. This last one the blood showed up from the vent.
When we cleaned the vent the blood was coming from inside the vent opening.

My biggest concern is my other birds have been exposed by these birds and even though I quarantined them I am still worried.. I don't have nor have I ever had any diseases in my birds, The people said they talked to the vet and he said the other birds had picked at his vent. This is the same vet who saw their amazon and said he was fine and the amazon died two days latter. I suggested they get in touch with the avian vet in the area and see what he suggested for treatment and send off a vent swab for evaluation. They have a large inventory of birds and I was concerned that they could loose all of them which would be expensive. And they sell birds to the pet trade.

My biggest concern is what could it possibly be and how contagious and what kind of treatment could be used to prevent it. So far none of my birds have shown any sign of being sick though I have been baned from these people's store because they have accused me of making their birds sick.

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Jul 27, 2009
Sick Birds
by: Linda

YES, GET YOUR BIRDS TO AN AVIAN VET IMMEDIATELY! NEVER TAKE BIRDS TO A REGULAR DOG AND CAT VET AS THEY DO NOT KNOW A THING ABOUT TREATING BIRDS. BIRD VETS HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL A FEW MORE YEARS TO BECOME LICENSED AND ACCREDITED AVIAN VET.

Yes, your friends' birds are all going to die if not treated by an Avian vet. As I said, a regular dog and cat vet is not allowed by law to touch a bird, snake, lizard or othe exotic animals unless they have been trained and licensed to do so.

SO, GET YOUR BIRDS ALL INTO VET RIGHT AWAY AS THEY ARE IN DANGER OF HAVING THE SAME THING YOUR FRIENDS' BIRDS DO.ALSO LET THEM KNOW THEY WILL MOST LIKELY LOSE EVERY BIRD THEY HAVE TO THIS AS ALL KINDS OF DISEASE AND INFECTION IS HIGHLY CONTAGEOUS WITHIN A GROUP OF BIRDS HOUSED IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO EACH OTHER. Basically any birds sharing the same circulated air are at risk and don't have to be in the same cage or room.

Let us know how everything goes, and please caution your friends to ALWAYS TAKE THEIR BIRDS TO A LICENSED, QUALIFIED AVIAN VET as these are the only people who are legally trained to treat birds.

Linda

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