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Hello i have wo alexandrian female . One i raised since it was a chick she is 6 month old and other is recently adopted but 2.5 years old.
I tonight gave both of them 2ml calcium and vitamin solution. (a small portion of vitamin tablet mixed in water). And two days ago i smelled one of them having bad smell coming from beak so i gave both of them 2 ml solution of apple cider mixed in water 2:1 = water : cider
Now one is sneezing . I used injection to give them both solution from mouth. The 2.5 yr old is sneezing and trying to vomit. What should i do i am really upset now .

Regards
MJ

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Hi Mahreen,

Seems like the ACV concentration is on a higher side. Though ACV is good for birds in prevention of diseases,higher concentrations can alter the normal flora.Ideally ACV can be used at a dilution rate of one tsp per gallon of water,especially before breeding season.

I think the bird which is  showing signs of sneezing & nausea needs antibiotics for sinusitis and also needs avian specific probiotics to correct the altered micro flora.

Please consult your vet and proceed for treatment

regards

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

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Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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