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Alex11

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Hi everyone.

First of all I m apologizing in advance as it's going to be a long paragraph but I need to give all details so.



I have a 5 year old male alexandrine parakeet.last year in March month he started sneezing alongwith runny nose and watery eyes. due to lack of availability of avian vets in India I got him treated from a vet who deals with exotic animals .he advised to give doxycycline tab 50 mg dissolved in 50 ml water and out of which 1 ml given to Alex ( my parrot)using syringe and also recommended bird plus drops (3 drops mixed in his drinking water) for 45 days .after this treatment Alex was totally fine for the whole year but this year (2024) again he started sneezing alongwith runny nose and watery eyes. On 31st January I saw him sneezing around 1.30 am. initially he was having this sneezing problem after 7-10 days but gradually it starts getting more frequent. So after researching alot I found an avian vet but its 1680 km away from where I live so I decided to get online consultation. The vet told me to get cytology (swab test) and xray done, xray was not possible in my city so I got the cytology done and the reports showed staph infection ( below I have attached the report pic) .after checking the report the dr prescribed following meds :- 1st round phexin pediatric syrup (250mg/5ml ) 0.5 ml twice a day for 7 days orally and a to z pediatric drops (2 drops orally).2nd round:-after 7 days he asked me to share morning poop image and seeing that he advised to give liv 52 syrup (2 ml mixed in his drinking water) and digyton drops (2-3 drops twice for 7 days. Today was the last of medicines and now Dr told me to stop meds and keep a check on him.

Last week during 2nd round of meds I found him sneezing he had runny nose and watery eyes and it continued for 4 nights throughout the day he seemed fine but only at night he was having issues . We have empty land plots near our house and there are some wild plants and as it's spring season so pollen is also high and we have a door which we let open at night for air circulation so I guess the pollen or dust from the air triggered sneezing.the 5th night I decided to keep the door closed and that night he didn't sneeze but next day in the afternoon again the door was open accidentally and he started sneezing again in afternoon so I am actually confused if hes getting triggered from pollen and dust or the staph infection has not subsided yet.the vet told me to keep a check on him for a few days and stop meds and if condition remains same he will start antibiotics course again .kindly share your opinions what do you feel? Does pollen effect parrots and could it be the reason that triggers sneezing..



Ps:- I am not familiar with how to use this forum and where to post so pls guide me if I m doing anything wrong.

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Welcome and be welcomed.

We are truely a global forum. Unfortunately Avian medicine is not uniform over the whole, globe. What a Avian vet in the US would prescribe may be different then what a vet in Asia will prescribe. And none of the members on here are Avian vets, so medical advice given should be checked with YOUR vet.

I do know that a staph infection is no joke, and is hard to eradicate (I;ve had staph infections before and it was NASTY NASTY NASTY to get rid of it). Please follow all directions your vet is giving. Biggest thing with medications is to follow the full course of the meds - don't stop because the symptoms are clearing up (unless the vet says to stop).

Wishing you and your parrot the very best outcome!!
 
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Welcome and be welcomed.

We are truely a global forum. Unfortunately Avian medicine is not uniform over the whole, globe. What a Avian vet in the US would prescribe may be different then what a vet in Asia will prescribe. And none of the members on here are Avian vets, so medical advice given should be checked with YOUR vet.

I do know that a staph infection is no joke, and is hard to eradicate (I;ve had staph infections before and it was NASTY NASTY NASTY to get rid of it). Please follow all directions your vet is giving. Biggest thing with medications is to follow the full course of the meds - don't stop because the symptoms are clearing up (unless the vet says to stop).

Wishing you and your parrot the very best outcome!!
Hi thanks for answering. As you said above that the full course should be followed and meds should be stopped only if vet recommends , I have followed the same he was on medications for 14 days and now his vet told me to stop meds and that's what I m doing .I have heard that staph could be deadly and this made me anxious I have tried searching it on Google but I am not able to get a clear answer and the vet is not even available this much to answer this so I thought of sharing it here .I am grateful that you have replied and I will try my best to take good care of my Alex.thanks again😊
 

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