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I have a thread in the Vet section, of my trip to Dr Rob Marshall. however I want to talk about the illness itself the cleanup follow up testing and how to go about getting things back to normal after treatment.

 

I breed mostly for pets, I handraise budgies, ringnecks and other birds and also breed silkie chickens.

 

Most people that contact me for baby hand raised budgies a lot have young kids, I am one who is paranoid about ever selling a bird that could be a carrier of something that could cause a new owner a problem.

Thats why I went to Dr Rob, I have them on his Doxy/megamix and strict diet programe. I will do everything in my power to make sure I clear this disease from every bird and the premises. But how sure can you ever be that you really got it all? Obviously I can't test every single bird.

 

For those who have been through it and are comefortable talking about it, I would like to know what outcomes you have had from treatment. I did think at one stage should I get rid of the lot and re stock later on. I really couldnt bring myself to do that, can't afford it and honestly how would I know a carrier won't slip in with new birds later anyway.

 

This has scared the poop out of me my best friend has an immune disorder as does her daughter I have told them not to come here until I get the all clear.

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Doxy is very successful at treating psittacosis. If you followed a full 6 wks treatment you should be safe. No veggies in the cage, no other sources of moisture and no calcium in the cage

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I have them on Dr Rob's Doxy + megamix and he said I can add all his products to the food the mineral powders E powder, F vite the turbo booster. Ive been up at 4 am doing it all, put the fresh meds in at sun up, and replace it again around 2 in the afternoon so its always in there fresh, he said I only have to do it in the morning but I figured re freshing it in the afternoon I bought about 400 grams of doxy and 1 litre megamix so there is tonnes of it. I'm paranoid Ive been loosing sleep over tiny white spots of urates on cage bars that no amount of scraping and soaking seems to get off. I always find those little spots after the cages dry off.

I have Virkon, about 8 litres of bleach, dettol, several other varieties of disinfectant, a hand held steam gun and saturday will be getting a seperate vaccume cleaner just for the bird cages and aviaries. There is plastic up everywhere... my mother just looks at me and shakes her head... she thought it might be funny to put bio-hazard stickers up. I didn't laugh...

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