Treatment for brids diagnosed with gastroenteritis
The birds with gastroenteritis will appear inactive and lethargic, often try to defecate but the dropping is little and sticky, the anus area is often stained with dropping. When it becomes serious, rectal prolapse happens and bleed from butt, the bird will lose its weight quickly and die finally.Treatment: Clean the bird cage and water cup thoroughly first. Move the bird with cage to a warm place, tube-feed 0.5~2 ml 25% glucose water two times a day (one piece of salt particle should be added into the glucose water). 0.2~1 mg furazolidone is supposed to be added into the glucose water if the sign is serious. There days later, double the furazolidone to 0.4~2mg. You can put furazolidone to the water cup of bird cage, remember stirring to dissolve the furazolidone completely. For rectal prolapse caused by gastroenteritis, use salt water to clean anus area, apply with erythromycin ointment, and push the prolapse back to its original position, apply with erythromycin ointment around the anus two times a day, better to dissolve some cuttlebone powder into the drink water. If the prolapse goes out again, put it back again, then put the bird upside down and drip 1~2 ml chloramphenicol eye drops into the anus and hold the bird in upside down position for 5 minutes to let the chloramphenicol drops goes inside the anus.
rectal prolapse of bird caused by gastroenteritis
Preventation of gastroenteritis: Feed birds with weak red tea or a bit mashed garlic will help birds resist gastrointestinal disease.