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It must be emphasized that it is far better to confirm a diognosis before initiating treatment rather than to decide on a treatment based upon symptoms and probabilities.

This Symptoms & Diagnostic Troubleshooting Guide has been designed to help individuals unable to self-diagnose by using a microscope or those without access to an avian veterinarian.

Symptoms Treatment
Air Sac Mites S76, Scatt, Iverlux
Bacteria Infection Amoxycillin, Tetratex, Colloidal Silver, Enrofloxyn
  E-coli, Streptococcus, Staphyloccus, MycoplasmaTrimethaprim Sulfa. Enrofloxyn
  Ornithosis/PsittacsisDoxycyline/Megamix Cocktail
  CampylobacterDoxycyline, Erythromycin, Tetratex
BaldingPowd Kelp, Liquid Iodine, DufoPlus, Ioford
Chlamydial InfectionsDoxycycline/Megamix
Clear Eggs*DufoPlus, Ioford, assessment needed to determine cause
Coccidiosis PreventionCocci Care, Baycox/Endocox
Coccidiosis TreatmentTrimethaprim Sulfa
GiaridaRonex, RonivetS
Cochlosoma ProtozoaRonex, RonivetS
Cuts and ScratchesTerramycin, Sovereign Silver Spray
Dead In Shell*Chilled, Bacterial, Viral, Diet, assessment needed
Dehydration and StressQuik Gel, NV Powder, Vitalize, Thrive
Diarrhea*NV Powder, until cause can be assessed
Dirty WaterKD Water Cleaner, Sparkle, Megamix
Egg BindingCalcium Plus, Ioford, NV Powder
Feather Plucking, Poor MoltCalcium Plus,DufoPlus,Ioford, E Powder, Turbobooster
First Aid/ Emergency TreatmentQuik Gel, ER Formula, NV Powder, Thrive,
Fungal Infections Medistatin, Nystatin
Lice-MiteControl, S76, Dynamite, Avian Insect Liquidator
Poor LibidoE Powder, TurboBooster, Breeders Blend, Breeding Aid
Protozoa Infection Atoxoplasmosis, CankerRonex, RonivetS
Scaly FaceS76, Scatt
Sick Bird (Immune System Support)*NV Powder, Vitalize, Thrive, assess cause
Sinus & Respiratory DiseaseAmoxycillin, Baytrill/Enrofloxyn
Twirling, Stargazing*Mediatatin/Fungal or Trimethaprim Sulfa/ Bacterial
WormsWorm Away, S76, Worm Out Gel
Wet VentAmoxycillin & Ronex (Mixed Together)
Wound IrrigatingSovereign Silver Spray

We have been using the following products and are totally delighted with our results. We are very confident in recommending them to you. We do not have veterinarian qualifications, and there is no substitute for an evaluation of an ill bird by a qualified avian veterinarian.

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