Using steriods on parrots
What is your opinion on using anabolic steriods on very sick underweight birds?
I had a amazon who had a mild stroke (no side effects), weighed 260grams, had suspected psiticosis (negative test), poor kidney functions (blood test) and possibly a blocked air sack (apparently from the the psiticiosis infection). The vet gave him a laurabolin injection and the following day went dramatically down hill with his breathing and I think he had another stroke after an hour.
After 2 hours of struggling to breath, his feet went purple and he was very qeak with spats of energy, I had to make the heart rendering decision to have him put to sleep.
Before the injection he was starting to make really good progress despite his problems and had started gaining weight (20grams in a week) and getting generally alot better and energetic.
I was wondering if the steriod had a dramic affect on him which made him go down hill so quickly.