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Old 06-06-2019, 10:13 AM
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Rotting beak?

sorry if this is in the wrong place, i'm new here

My Rosella has an issue with his beak, my vet doesn't know what it is and put him on a vitamin D and calcium supplement to see if it will clear up, I was hoping someone here would have some idea of what it is or maybe has dealt with it before? I'm afraid my vet is wrong and it might keep getting worse and cause permanent damage or worse...
His diet is mostly fruits and veg with some seeds and nuts, he seems otherwise happy healthy and normal, can eat and drink normally and is not scratching at his beak or seeming irritated by it in any way.

Any help will be appreciated
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:39 AM
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Re: Rotting beak?

Is your vet a board certified avian vet? This does make a difference, especially in things like this.


Has your vet tested for pbfd?



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Re: Rotting beak?

PBFD testing and a blood test (CBC) as well as a vitamin panel would be helpful.
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Re: Rotting beak?

She is a qualified avian vet, highly praised. She did not do bloods because she said my boy got very stressed while she was examining him (not used to being handled that way) and she had to put him in a little container attached to oxygen oto stop him panting from stress and didn't want to stress him more with blood tests but I think they are needed now

I will take him back for tests
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Re: Rotting beak?

Quote: Originally Posted by bug_n_flock View Post
Is your vet a board certified avian vet? This does make a difference, especially in things like this.


Has your vet tested for pbfd?



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She is a qualified avian vet, highly praised. She did not do bloods because she said my boy got very stressed while she was examining him (not used to being handled that way) and she had to put him in a little container attached to oxygen oto stop him panting from stress and didn't want to stress him more with blood tests but I think they are needed now

I will take him back for tests
Bug_n_flock made an excellent point.... If your vet isn't an Avian board certified vet, then he's not doing you and your baby any justice. You would be surprised at how many Vets will welcome your money but obviously aren't trained as an Avian vet. Much like seeing a foot doctor for a bad heart valve. Seems in my area, There is only one Avian Vet, he is 42 miles away, all the other vets can do wellness exams, and general stuff, but the Avian Vet is the vet who can do it all. Really makes a difference. In a situation like this, you don't want and aren't paying for a shot in the dark. You want a diagnosis, and a fix if possible. Just my .02 Cents.
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Re: Rotting beak?

Welcome, sorry to see your first post is health related, but it is perfectly placed.

Can you confirm the vet is "certified" as opposed to "qualified?" Many practices work with "exotics," a catchment for all manner of species beyond mammals. Many lack specialized training and equipment. My intent is not to besmirch the vet but rather understand the process.

Balancing the dire need for lab work with stress is paramount. Some vets will very lightly sedate using Sevoflurane or Isoflurane gas to the degree of reducing panic as opposed to full sedation. Would be tragic to lose him due to fright.

It is possible your vet is highly experienced, determined the progression is not life threatening, and took a passive approach using low-key therapies. Have you received a general diagnosis? If not, and if this treatment is a shot in the dark, might be time for second opinion.
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Re: Rotting beak?

You might find this information helpful...

Certified Avian Vets
https://abvp.com/animal-owners/find-an-abvp-specialist/
If none are near you...
Avian Veterinarians
http://www.aav.org/search/custom.asp?id=1803
In my opinion, any of the vets listed here should be better than a regular vet.
International contacts, too.

Good for you for reaching out! Good luck.
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