Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Health Care

General Health Care Remember to use common sense and consult with an avian veterinarian.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2019, 07:27 AM
EllenD's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Senegal Parrot named "Kane"; Yellow-Sided Green Cheek Conure named "Bowie"; Blue Quaker Parrot named "Lita Ford"; Cockatiel named "Duff"; 8 American/English Budgie Hybrids; Ringneck Dove named "Dylan"
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: State College, PA
Thanks: 6,221
Thanked 7,149 Times in 2,942 Posts
EllenD will become famous soon enough
Re: Giving oral medications HELP

Sponsored Links
So now I want to list at least the few diseases that have weight loss despite eating, vomiting, and sporadic loss of appetite as some of their main signs/symptoms...These include viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases, along with parasitic infections...

-Bacterial Hepatitis
-Avian Tuberculosis
-PDD
-GI Yeast Infection
-Polyoma
-West Nile Virus
-Avian Goiter/Thyroid Hyperplasia/Dysplasia

There is another parasite that I cannot remember the name of that commonly causes weight loss despite eating, vomiting, and picking of feathers. I'll go look it up and add it. I doubt that's Gracie's issue, but it's signs/symptoms are exactly those...

It's called "Myialges Nudos"...Carried by flies and certain mites...
__________________
"Dance Like Nobody's Watching".

Last edited by EllenD; 02-08-2019 at 07:33 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to EllenD For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (03-13-2019), Scott  (02-08-2019), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (03-12-2019)
  #52 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2019, 10:19 AM
TiredOldMan's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
9 YO CAG Hen-Gracie, 10 YO U2 Rooster-Anakin
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: South Central Texas
Thanks: 15,539
Thanked 1,555 Times in 495 Posts
TiredOldMan is on a distinguished road
Re: Giving oral medications HELP

Yes he has touched on it and they are supposedly testing for several this time around. Also testing that various enzyme levels are correct.

Thanks
__________________
Dave

You don't have to be crazy to love parrots........but it helps!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to TiredOldMan For This Useful Post:
Scott  (02-08-2019), Tami2 Supporting Member (02-08-2019)
  #53 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2019, 09:53 PM
TiredOldMan's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
9 YO CAG Hen-Gracie, 10 YO U2 Rooster-Anakin
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: South Central Texas
Thanks: 15,539
Thanked 1,555 Times in 495 Posts
TiredOldMan is on a distinguished road
Re: Giving oral medications HELP

Well here is what passes for an update. I'm sorry it is so long in coming.

They couldn't find anything they didn't already know about Gracie. Osteoarthritis and that offset swelling in her lower abdomen.

All blood tests came back better than before and the swelling in her abdomen is drastically reduced.

With her arthritis maybe she is much older than I was led to believe?

I'm beginning to think that it is time to just do the best I can for her instead of keeping the vets in "high cotton" with no answers.

Now to Anikin.
Anyone here have any experience with Haldol(Haloperidol) for FDB?
I have several other things to try first but if anyone has tried the Haldol I would be very interested in your opinion.

Thanks
__________________
Dave

You don't have to be crazy to love parrots........but it helps!
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to TiredOldMan For This Useful Post:
ChristaNL (03-19-2019), Laurasea Supporting Member (03-13-2019), Scott  (03-13-2019)
  #54 (permalink)  
Old 03-13-2019, 12:45 AM
Scott's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo / RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Diego, California USA, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Thanks: 65,575
Thanked 32,973 Times in 12,000 Posts
Scott is on a distinguished road
Re: Giving oral medications HELP

I've used Haldol for short-term post surgical care of a B&G Macaw. She needed frequent attention to a surgical site and was semi-tame at best. What I can relate is an extraordinarily positive mood change! Normally "T-Bird" would perch on a hand only for "rescue" from the floor, but she became cuddly and seemed to enjoy the contact. IIRC her regimen was about 2 weeks, and she was weaned off to preclude long-term effects. Reverted right back to her baseline personality!

Don't think this helps you for evaluation of FDB treatment, but is an anecdotal recollection of Haldol general effects.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Scott For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (03-13-2019), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (03-13-2019)
  #55 (permalink)  
Old 03-13-2019, 11:47 AM
TiredOldMan's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
9 YO CAG Hen-Gracie, 10 YO U2 Rooster-Anakin
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: South Central Texas
Thanks: 15,539
Thanked 1,555 Times in 495 Posts
TiredOldMan is on a distinguished road
Re: Giving oral medications HELP

Thanks for the info Scott.

Do you happen to remember the dosage you were using?

From the info I've found the starting dose for U2 and M2 size birds is .1ml of 2mg per ml oral solution and then adjust up or down for desired affect.
__________________
Dave

You don't have to be crazy to love parrots........but it helps!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to TiredOldMan For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (03-13-2019), Scott  (03-13-2019)
  #56 (permalink)  
Old 03-13-2019, 05:20 PM
Scott's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo / RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Diego, California USA, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Thanks: 65,575
Thanked 32,973 Times in 12,000 Posts
Scott is on a distinguished road
Re: Giving oral medications HELP

Probably about 15 years ago, so I really don't recall. Guessing the vet used a standard protocol adjusted for her weight. We had a brief discussion about keeping her on a maintenance dose to help tame, but Haldol has side effects, not to mention my ethical discomfort with medicating a healthy bird. She was happy and living with another B&G so I could not in good conscious alter her nature.

No such qualms in your situation, attempting to change a destructive behavior.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Scott For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (03-13-2019), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (03-13-2019)
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Health Care
Remove Ads

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice please. What if you don't agree with vets medications? Jottlebot NonFeathered Pets 2 05-20-2017 02:52 PM
Medications? Kinny General Health Care 3 01-04-2014 08:33 AM
Baby macaw sick, help with administering medications? shypiper General Health Care 2 10-08-2013 04:19 PM
please help): oral medication DevonFarrell Questions and Answers 6 05-30-2013 02:38 PM
Avain Medications Spiritbird General Health Care 6 10-02-2010 11:35 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.