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Our second rescue is a feral pigeon abandoned by her flock (photo). She is suffering from PMV / Salmonellosis as her neck often gets twisted at weird angles. We are familiar with these diseases from our experience with our first rescue. But what baffles us is the presence of a white substance under her tongue (photo). What could have caused this and what should we do about this?

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1. She is unable to eat or drink on her own. So we are handfeeding her. She rarely resists food and never resists water.
2. We are giving her Amoxicillin 25 mg twice daily and 1/6th of Neurobion Forte tablet twice daily.
3. Her poop looks surprisingly normal but smells a bit strong.
4. She is unable to fly. She does not make any attempt to escape when we hold her in our hands. She can stand on her feet, although somewhat unsteadily.
5. Yesterday at 7:30 a.m. IST she weighed 155 g. Today at the same time she weighed 171 g.
6. We have kept her in a small cage with soft bedding. The cage is almost always covered to prevent her exposure to bright light.
7. She is totally silent.
8. Her eyes were expressionless when we received her. But she is gradually looking at things with a more focused vision.
 

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I'm not sure if yeast can occur under the tongue? If you have Nystatin, you can take an earbud and cover the white substance with the liquid. Leave on for half an hour before feeding and drinking. Do this twice a day and see if it gets smaller.
 

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Thank you so much Marina B. Your enormous help with our first rescue remains a true inspiration for us. It is wonderful that you have stepped forward for our second rescue too. The white substance, whatever it was, has almost entirely disappeared on its own. Unfortunately, Nystatin for oral consumption is not available here. How good will be other antifungal medications, clotrimazole for example? I am already a member of the Palomacy group at FB. I shall write a post there in a few days. Today at 7:30 a.m. IST his weight was 193 g – an impressive gain of 22 g in 24 hours and 38 g in 48 hours. He also looked more energetic than ever before. Let us hope his improvement will go on unhindered.
 
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