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2 mg/kg p. o. , s. c. or i. m. A small drop might be utilized topically over the jugular vein or directly to the again of the neck and turns out to paintings good. Injection isn't really prompt in birds weighing <500 g as a result of issues of toxicity. deal with Harpirhynchid, Epidermoptid and Cheyletiellid mites as for Cnemidocoptid mites • Feather cysts • handbook expression with acceptable analgesia offers purely transitority aid; preferably require surgical elimination • Abscesses • Surgical elimination • Bumblefoot • frequently calls for surgical intervention; chicken might have supportive dressing on affected foot to avoid reinfection of surgical web site. If the situation is unilateral, pay attention to strain sores and different sequelae affecting the great leg as a result of chicken moving weight directly to it • Candidiasis • Amphotericin B at 1. five mg/kg i. v. b. i. d. for 3–7 days, plus a topical antimycotic, e. g. clotrimazole • Dermatomycosis (Trichophyton spp and Microsporum spp). Topical ketoconazole guidance and systemic antimycotic, e. g. itraconazole at five mg/kg s. i. d. p. o. • Burns. • deal with as for different species, e. g. preserve wet; will help to use topical amorphous hydrogel dressings to inspire secondary therapeutic, e. g. IntraSite Gel (Smith and Nephew Healthcare Ltd. ); overlaying antibiosis; fluid treatment. Systemic problems Bacterial • Septicaemia. Fungal • Aspergillosis. Neoplasia different non-infectious difficulties • Carbon monoxide poisoning • Polytetrafluoroethane (PTFE) toxicity from overheating of Teflon® • Heavy steel poisoning. Findings on medical exam • Non-specific symptoms (see session and dealing with, in Parrots and similar Species) • serious breathing indicators (carbon monoxide toxicity, PTFE toxicity) • Vomiting, polyuria, attainable CNS symptoms (heavy steel poisoning). Investigations 1 Haematology and biochemistry a Blood zinc or lead degrees; liver heavy steel degrees (biopsy or postmortem) 2 Postmortem a Haemorrhagic, oedematous lungs (PTFE poisoning). Treatment/specific treatment • PTFE poisoning. If nonetheless alive (most birds die in a short time) get rid of from resource of toxicity. NSAIDs, e. g. meloxicam, can be priceless within the regulate of the pulmonary irritation that's brought on • Zinc/lead poisoning • Sodium calcium edetate at 20–50 mg/kg b. i. d. given day-by-day for 7 days, stopped for 7 days then repeated. This keeps till blood degrees fall to general. respiration tract issues Nasal tract Rhinitis (see additionally ‘Rhinitis’, in Parrots and comparable Species). Viral • Avian pox (see below). Differential diagnoses for breathing issues Viral • Avian pox (septicaemic shape, esp. canaries and different Serinus species) • Coronavirus (tracheitis in canaries) • Influenza virus A. Bacterial • Pasteurella multocida • Staphylococci • Streptococci • Salmonellosis • Klebsiella pneumoniae • Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (esp. toucans and mynahs) • Aeromonas spp and Pseudomonas spp • Mycobacteriosis. Fungal • Aspergillosis (esp. mynahs) • Enterococcus faecalis • Candida • Mucormycosis.