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devans devans is offline
Posted 12th January 2019, 12:49 PM
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Drinking Problem


Hi gang, I haven't been on since my White winged dove Peepers past away in October. Now I have a problem with my other dove (domestic white) I will tell you her symptoms and then tell you what the vet has done.

Her symptoms are, she can eat just fine but every time she drinks she coughs and sneezes and seems to have trouble swallowing it. she is constantly scratching at her beak, and lets says smacking her beak together like she has something in it. The other night she was open mouth breathing and I let her alone hoping she would clear it, after a few minutes I knew that was working so I gently picked her up pointed her head and body downwards and gave her a few gentle pats on the back and it cleared it.

Next morning took her right to the avain vet he kept her overnight and did bloodwork, a barium study with xrays, and swabbed her crop for infection and nothing really turned up, he sent me home with a bottle of Baytril???
Have you ever seen a bird who can eat but not drink? I don't think the vet has a clue. Its like something is stuck around or near her beak that is driving her crazy. I'm at a lose for what to do.
Thanks in advance for any idea's
devans
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Posted 12th January 2019, 01:46 PM
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Hi gang, I haven't been on since my White winged dove Peepers past away in October. Now I have a problem with my other dove (domestic white) I will tell you her symptoms and then tell you what the vet has done.

Her symptoms are, she can eat just fine but every time she drinks she coughs and sneezes and seems to have trouble swallowing it. she is constantly scratching at her beak, and lets says smacking her beak together like she has something in it. The other night she was open mouth breathing and I let her alone hoping she would clear it, after a few minutes I knew that was working so I gently picked her up pointed her head and body downwards and gave her a few gentle pats on the back and it cleared it.

Next morning took her right to the avain vet he kept her overnight and did bloodwork, a barium study with xrays, and swabbed her crop for infection and nothing really turned up, he sent me home with a bottle of Baytril???
Have you ever seen a bird who can eat but not drink? I don't think the vet has a clue. Its like something is stuck around or near her beak that is driving her crazy. I'm at a lose for what to do.
Thanks in advance for any idea's
devans
dear devans,quite extensive testing-pigeons use their beak for a straw--,i,m thinking nasal passage,-can you syringe 1 cc h2o down her throat-same reaction??--your vet might be thinking bacteria[baytril]--does she take this easily??-has she been vaccinated[pmv]-??-this is definitely a reaction to what should be a normal function..--sincerely james waller
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Hi gang, I haven't been on since my White winged dove Peepers past away in October. Now I have a problem with my other dove (domestic white) I will tell you her symptoms and then tell you what the vet has done.

Her symptoms are, she can eat just fine but every time she drinks she coughs and sneezes and seems to have trouble swallowing it. she is constantly scratching at her beak, and lets says smacking her beak together like she has something in it. The other night she was open mouth breathing and I let her alone hoping she would clear it, after a few minutes I knew that was working so I gently picked her up pointed her head and body downwards and gave her a few gentle pats on the back and it cleared it.

Next morning took her right to the avain vet he kept her overnight and did bloodwork, a barium study with xrays, and swabbed her crop for infection and nothing really turned up, he sent me home with a bottle of Baytril???
Have you ever seen a bird who can eat but not drink? I don't think the vet has a clue. Its like something is stuck around or near her beak that is driving her crazy. I'm at a lose for what to do.
Thanks in advance for any idea's
devans

Itís been awhile but reading your post I thought of air sac mites are a symptom of open beak breathing. You can do a search and reading and see what you think. If not this Sometimes these things clear up with no explanation, or a simple one, like feather bloom inhalation or just debris stuck in nasal passages. Keep the dust low with a hepa hand vacuum use everyday. Offering a warmish bath also.
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