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Re: my orange-winged amazon was diagnosed with e-coli

Posted by Randy on 11/27/08
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    On 11/26/08, Internet Vet wrote:
    > On 11/26/08, ada wrote:
    >> My orange-winged amazon has been sick since Labor day. I
    >> noticed that his eye was closed and teary. Took him to the
    >> vet treated and cultured his throat. Culture came back
    >> positive for e-coli, however antibiotics are working for his
    >> throat but his eyes remain shut, closed and swollen. Taken
    >> him to the vet next week again. Any advice of why this is
    >> happening to hime.
    >
    >
    > Ada, asking a question such as this is NOT the best thing to
    > do on a bird board.
    > You will get MANY opinions and probably most of them will
    not
    > be correct.
    > If you took your bird to the vet and he prescribed an
    > antibiotic for him, a phone call to this same vet will get
    > you a more constructive answer than you will get here.
    > Didn't this vet want to have a follow up to do another
    > culture to make sure the bird was indeed free of E-coli
    after
    > treatment?

    I agree completely. Only the vet that did the original
    diagnosis and treatment on the bird would be the best person
    to ask because he also knows side effects of treatment. It may
    also be another problem and hands on attention will give you
    the most accurate answer and may relieve your mind.