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Emu with a cold?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by tom85, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. tom85

    tom85 New Egg

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    Hi- I have 2 emu about 5 months old. 1 has a cold? For 2 months I've seen it sneeze snot occasionally but hoped it would pass- it seems healthy other than that. Today it's nose looks runny-
    I'm going to speak to my vet but before I do any thoughts or advice. My vets are typical cat and dog people so hoping to give him some other people's thoughts when I call.
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  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    If its been going on for a while it seems like it shouldn't be a cold. Could it be irritated by dust or something like that?
     
  3. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    young emus sometimes develop respiratory problems, often developing a bloody phlegm, which they shake their head to discharge. It can be so bad that it makes a gurgling sound from the thick, loose mucous. Kept on a good diet, they usually outgrow it without any long range effects.
     
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  4. tom85

    tom85 New Egg

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    Thank you - that's really helpful- that is how she is- but not gurgling- thank goodness. Will google what you said.
    Her diet is Turkey feed- with carrots, cabbage, Apple and grass to graze.
     
  5. tom85

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    Could I help her with antibiotics? If I had vet input- what should o suggest he do/give? My vets are dog and cat type so would be happy telling him what I wanted.

    She's had it few months now... Hoped it would clear up Sooner.
     
  6. clark-farm

    clark-farm Out Of The Brooder

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    If it requires antibiotic two options are baytril strong strength. And also trimethoprim.
     
  7. tom85

    tom85 New Egg

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    Hi- thanks!
    I have recently finished a course of Baytril, there was some improvement before, but this seems to have given it a big push.... Didn't like to leave it too long before winter set in. I think as also said with age and it growing out of it- but thought winter would only hinder and linger it..
    Thanks for everyone advice- what knowledgeable bunch everyone is!
     

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