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Re: Losing Babies-Any ideas???

Posted by Hannah on 11/19/11
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    On 9/12/11, At Wit's end wrote:
    > Would appreciate any input/experience with this. Lost many
    > babies parrots of various species to unknown reasons. All
    > were between ages of 5 weeks to almost 5 months. All at
    > various stages of handfeeding. Symptoms include slow crop,
    > weakness, weight loss, passing only urates and eventual
    > death. Some developed swollen abdomens causing blockage of
    > waste. Excess vomiting prelude to loss. Two newly weaned 5
    > mt olds were fine then suddenly were found ruffled, weak,
    > not moving about, drinking excessive amounts of water.
    > Death occured within 12 hrs of all symptoms. Blood testing
    > done on all for Polyoma, Psciticcosis, Pacheos, PBFD and
    > PDD. Autopsy showed nothing unusual with any organs. Vent
    > swab positive for viral bacteria on only 2 babies. Baytril,
    > Relafin, Pedialyte and mineral oil given to all. Also tried
    > papaya juice and Maalox. Handfeeding formula changed and
    > pro-biotic enzymes added. Majority of babies were Amazons.
    > 90&37; loss. Other species, Ekkies, Conures, mini Macawa,
    > loss. Some were out and interacting with other baby birds;
    > (no problems with any of them) some never left the
    > isolation of the incubators. Any help with this sudden and
    > devastating situation is much appreciated Has anyone ever
    > experienced this

    Were they checked for a crop fungus?