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Old 09-22-2018, 12:25 PM
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Re: conure threw up clear liquid

Quote: Originally Posted by coffeeezombie View Post
I thought I would update:

He seems to be doing just fine. I'm picking him up today. She said he has a lot of poops in his cage like maybe his crop is finally emptying out (she said it felt doughy like a yeast infection at his vet appointment).

I'm still so worried about him, but so happy he seems to be doing okay. I hope he's not too mad at me for leaving him overnight!
I'm glad he's doing better, but I'm a bit confused about what your vet did/said...

Apparently your vet did a crop swab/flush and culture, since they told you that they found "bacteria in his crop", and put him on Antibiotics to treat the bacteria they found in his crop....But then the vet told you that his crop felt like it had a "doughy substance" in it that was probably a yeast infection, which is very common in birds and is a main cause of their crops not being able to empty properly...

However, if he actually has a yeast infection in his crop, and you're giving him an Antibiotic to treat some random bacteria that they found also inside his crop, the Antibiotic can and usually will cause the fungal/yeast to grow and become worse...

****It's not at all unusual to find random bacteria inside a bird's crop/GI Tract, in fact you're pretty much certain to find different strains of bacteria inside their crops/GI Tracts at any given time. It's only when they find a strain of bacteria that is not supposed to be there/that is not normal for it to be there that they should treat it with an Antibiotic. I don't know if they told you what specific bacteria they found inside his crop? Either way, if he has a yeast infection in his crop, which is common and will cause a slow-crop, as well as vomiting/regurgitation, this should be treated with an Anti-fungal med, as an Antibiotic will only make it worse or cause a secondary fungal infection somewhere else throughout his GI Tract...So I'd keep an eye on him, specifically his crop. Watch to see whether his crop is emptying fully between meals and overnight, and smell his breath/mouth for a "sour" smell, which is an indication of yeast. If any of these things occur, he'll need an Antifungal med to treat the yeast infection...Hopefully the antibiotic they gave him isn't a strong one that is going to make the yeast worse (probably Baytril/Enrofloxacin, which is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that can cause yeast growth)...

Just wanted to make that distinction for you, as it seems your vet told you two different, conflicting diagnoses that require two totally different treatments, one of which will make the other condition much worse....
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Re: conure threw up clear liquid

No, I never said he was given an antibiotic. I specifically said he was given nystatin, which is an antifungal. I am completely aware of the distinction. Thanks though!
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Re: conure threw up clear liquid

Just another update that Apollo is just fine, and his usual quirky self. The nystatin seemed to work great, he did the full course, and hasn't done it since! He's back to his regular self and stuff!

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Re: conure threw up clear liquid

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No, I never said he was given an antibiotic. I specifically said he was given nystatin, which is an antifungal. I am completely aware of the distinction. Thanks though!
Hey! I haven't been on this forum in a while, but I decided to come back to this post because just today Jojo threw up clear liquid. Last time he did this was this post and he ended up being just fine. I think its when he drinks too much water maybe?

I'm glad your baby is okay!!
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