Sebastopol gander

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  1. katiekahn2

    katiekahn2 Just Hatched

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    My 2 yr old Sebastopol gander has come down with a cough and a bit of a crackel when he breaths. At first we thought he my just have some food stuck but tonight when I picked him up it sounded like we was crackling a bit as he breathes. Would this be a respitory issue? If so what can I give him?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Can you take him to a vet? If not, what medications do you have?

    -Kathy
     
  3. Miss Lydia

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    @katiekahn2
     
  4. katiekahn2

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    I've called a few vets near by and none work on birds:/ I had nothing on hand so I went to our feed store and they suggested tetracycline. I found measurements to mix just a gallon at a time for poultry. So I guess that is what I will try.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Which one did you get? I ask because most sites and posts have the wrong dose. If you have Duramycin 10, the 800 mg dose is 1.5 tablespoons per gallon, it is not 1 tablespoon per gallon.

    -Kathy
     
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    Please let us know how he is doing. I hope this antibiotic gets him feeling good again..
     
  9. katiekahn2

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    Thanks! I did 1.5 tablespoon for a gallon.

    He's been on it for 24 hrs now, not noticing much difference yet but I will keep you posted.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

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    [​IMG] If you can get hold of some Baytril just in case you need to try a different one.
     
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