29 October 2013
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Over a week ago, Thomas was prescribed antibiotics (Baytril) for an infection. This was added to the water & he has been drinking it. There should have been an improvement in a few days, however, on around the sixth day, I contacted the vet to say there was no change. He suggested an alternative antibiotic (Septrin Paediatric Susp) to be administered by beak once every two days.
This I did for poor Thomas. Well, I attempted to do it. The first time I was not sure how much, if any, I managed to give him. The second time, Thomas was smart & decided not to open his beak. It was clamped shut. I was holding him firmly (though his head could move) & we eyeballed each other for what seemed like an eternity, waiting to see who would crack first. He finally opened his beak to bite my finger & I tried again to give him a drop of medicine. Who knows how much he actually took. He certainly took a little chunk out of my finger. Perhaps the taste of blood would cancel out the taste of the nasty medicine.
On the third occasion, I was a bit more prepared & felt confident he had a proper dose.
However, after 3 doses, there was no change. His poops looked exactly the same. There was nothing for it, I called in the troops….. Read more of this post