still confused

by nell
(san antonio)

i have a cinnamon cockie & a pearl pied cockie. on friday i took them to a avian vet for a clean bill of health. well the wet advised me that both had a upper respiratory infection. & were slightly underweight. he said to put them on harrisons pellet food & gave them both shots in their belly & some antiobotic water perscribed for 10 days. well 182$ later my birds still have the same system as they did when diagnosed. they're still fluffed all the time!

i looked on google & several type of websites for scenarios of what can possibly be making my babies sick. on the websites it was said that baytril (the prescription) never cured their birds. several people bashed the drug as well as the vet that administered the prescription! so now here's my question is there something recommended that has better reviews that's avian approved so when i go to my fllow up visit i can ask for that? i love my birds...i'd do for them before myself. but i dont want to spend unneccessarily.

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Aug 07, 2010
still confused
by: Linda

Okay, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but you need to find another Avian Vet and take both birds to see them. Giving you Baytril for a severe upper respiratory infection was not enough. Also, I don't understand what you mean about shots in the stomach as birds receive injections through the breast not the stomach.Sometimes, owners have to give these shots, and make sure you understand EXACTLY how to do this if you have to. You have to put needle in a certain way to keep from damaging the lungs or heart. It is also a two-person job, so hopefully you won't have to do it.

Please take your bird to another Avian Vet in your area. You need to get the records of the other vet so you can take them with you when you go(they can fax them if you get new vet's fax number). If they ask you why you are going elsewhere, just say your birds are still sick and you want a second opinion, nothing more,nothing less. Antibiotics in the water are usually ineffective and cause bacterial overgrowth problems in the water exposing sick birds to yet more bacteria. Liquid meds can be given using a syringe, and have Avian Vet show you EXACTLY how to do this correctly or you can aspirate the birds.

Let us know how it goes with the new Avian Vet. If you need help in finding one, there is a link on this site to help with that.

Please act quickly on this because they will die with these infections if not treated correctly and quickly by a competant Avian Vet.


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