Vet treatment for sour crop/crop stasis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SimplySplendidSilkies, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    With the hope of helping others I thought I would post how my avian vet treated sour crop! Early diagnosis will definitely help you when dealing with this. I caught Edward's within hours and was able to start treatment very quicky. Edward is a 1.6 lb Showgirl which you will need for proper dosing.
    The medicine for sour crop is:
    Metoclopramide 5 mg/5ml syrup give 2.5 ml every 6 to 8 hrs I would message this into the crop very gently (never turning him upside down, just took my 3 fingers and gently messaged the med in)
    Enrofloxacin Susp give 1 ml every 12 hours for 7-10 days this is the antibotic.
    Electrolytes in the water (I uesd watered down gatorade)
    Dr. Hoover also put him on a soft diet of Lefaber's mix (the crack in chicken world I guess) he went nuts and it gave him the extra boost of energy he needed. The Lefaber's mix has to be served warm every 2-3 hours mix 3 scoops with 10 ml water, it will look like a warm milk shake. (I added Probois to counter the antibiotics) I was fortunate enough to only have to force feed one time and am very thankful for that.
    Dr. Hoover also told me to keep him inside under a heat lamp which is where he still is recovering.
    I highly suggest adding all of these to your emergency kit. I know this is what saved my babies life.

    When my Edward came down with this I didn't waste anytime in getting him treatment I have only ever lost one bird and it was to sour crop. I am thinkful to Dr. Hoover in Murfreesboro Tn and sugget him for all your veterinary needs if you are in this area. He treated my Chicken as a beloved pet. Which he is! I am very thankful to have him within an hours drive and will not hesitate to use him in the future.

    I have just read so much contradicting information on the internet and didn't know how to treat him myself and Edward's life meant too much to me to risk it. I am very happy I sought a professional and so is my Edward.

    I do hope this information helps save more lives.
     
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  2. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Great info! Thank you for providing it! I have one question....is it Lefaber's Mix for parrots? I was trying to search for these items online and this was what I came up with.
     
  3. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    Pam I am not sure my vet gave me a ziplock bag with instructions printed on it, and said to come back when I needed more. It would be nice if the pet stores had it though. I will look next time I go to Pet Smart. I will also ask Dr. Hoover if it can be bought outside the clinic. Sorry I wasn't more help. But I do think you are doing the right thing getting all of this now before you need it. Had I waited I am not sure Edward would still be alive. He is my Angel and I his!
     
  4. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Well, I thought it might be good to have on hand. That would be great if you can find out if the parrot stuff would work, since I did see that available on line.
     
  5. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    It would be nice if I can find the same item on pet store shelves but if not I dont mind buying directly from Dr. Hoover. My Edward means the world to me I only want the best for him! He has been through enough. He will get lots of cuddles and kisses when he is better. I only let myself hold him every other day unless I have to get him out for some other reason. He doesn't seem to mind but stress is hard on birds. I will try and check into the Lefaber's this week the vet is 45 mins away or I would have already been. I will let you know!
     
  6. bigbird

    bigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did you know it was site crop?
     
  7. nipper75

    nipper75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. nipper75

    nipper75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked up metoclopramide and enrofloxain and they both require prescriptions.... I was hoping to get these items on hand too.
     

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