Limited use of Antibiotics
The use of antibiotics should always be the last resort. Over use of antibiotics can result in drug-resistant strains of bacteria to develop. However, if you strongly believe that infection is indeed caused by Chlamydial bacteria then I would treat with the broad spectrum antibiotic TEXTRATEX. This will eliminate any bacteria that the bird may be carrying. Make sure you follow the label directions and give the full course of antibiotic.
Disease: Chlamydiosis, ornithosis Chlamydia psittaci
Host: all species, young mainly, 20-70% mortality possible.
Transmission: Excrement: inhalation: asymptomatic carriers.
Clinical Signs: Conjunctivitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, diarrhea, weakness
|USE Drinking Water: Enclosed scoop holds one level teaspoon.|
|Small Birds||(i.e. Canary, Finches, Parakeet)
One (1) level teaspoon per 8 fl oz or one (1) cup
|Large Birds||(i.e. Mynah, Parrots)
Two (2) level teaspoons per 8 fl oz or one (1) cup
|Crop Tube Dose: Do not crop dose this medicine|
Use fresh solution every day for five days. If bird does not respond to treatment or if bird’s condition worsens, consult a veterinarian. Keep container closed before and after use. Store in a cool, dry place.
In birds with naturally occurring "friendly gut bacteria", a Probiotic treatment is recommended after any antibiotic course.
Keep out of reach of children. Not for use in birds whose meat or eggs are intended for human consumption.
Tetracycline Hydrochloride..... 250mg/level teaspoon
Discontinue using any product containing calcium or iron while administering TETRATEX.
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of TETRATEX and other antibacterial drugs, TRETRATEX should only be used to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.
Available in: 3 oz (8.5g) & 6 oz (170g)
This product is not intended or approved for stock whose meat or eggs are intended for human consumption. Consult your veterinarian for authorization for this or any antimicrobial medication.