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    Crusty stuff around eye!

    Hullo all, I've got a little keet that has this going on with his eye; (warning, large picture!)
    http://www.theseventhstarprojects.com/crust.jpg
    I brought him to the vet weeks ago but he didn't know what to make of it. Burble went through a 10 day antibiotics course, but this is what he looks like as of tonight. It's been going on three weeks now.

    We think he's molting, but it looks so gross. Any ideas?

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    Re: Crusty stuff around eye!

    Did you take him to an avian vet, or just a normal vet?

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    Re: Crusty stuff around eye!

    Hey mate,
    There's no avian vets in the area that I know of, but my vet has always been good with the budgies. He pulled my mom's baby, Fred, from the brink twice! Lived to be 13. He was there when Fred died and he was so sad he cried. My mom actually sent him a sympathy card! maybe it's because he's Australian.;-)

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    Re: Crusty stuff around eye!

    Hi!

    Agree with Mighty Mouse, Burbles needs to see an avian vet. Even though your vet was able to help Fred, and he lived to 13 years of age (a good age for a budgie), avian specialists have a great deal more training and expertise to deal with avian medical issues. The cost of an avian vet is usually about the same as your local generalist (cat and dog) vet. Actually, it ends up being cheaper to see an avian vet at the beginning rather than seeing a generalist vet because you end up wasting money for an incorrect/ineffective diagnosis and treatment. Then, you still need to spend more money for an avian vet to get the bird well. When a bird is very sick, getting a bird quickly to an avian vet can mean the difference between a bird that recovers and one that dies. So - it would be very good for the health of all your birds to establish a relationship with an avian vet.

    There are 2 board certified avian vets in NJ, and their contact info is below. I think some TF members who live or who have lived in NJ have had very positive experiences with Dr. McKinley. I used to live in central NJ, but didn't have birds at the time. If I lived there now, I probably would consider taking my birds to Dr. McKinley.

    Dr. Ken Dazen
    Animal & Bird Healthcare Ctr
    1785 Springdale Road
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    Phone: 856/751-2122


    Dr. James McKinley
    Amwell Bird Hospital
    49 East Mountain Road
    Hillsborough, NJ 08844
    Phone: 908/369-7373

    There are many members of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) scattered throughout NJ. You can view their contact information at this URL: http://www.aav.org/search/results.ph...&Submit=Search

    Most of the AAV members are not board certified in avian medicine, but have a strong interest as well as expertise in understanding and treating avian medical conditions. The AAV offers training courses by board certified avian vets at its annual meeting so AAV members can keep current on the latest in avian medicine. Carefully reviewing an AAV member's web site might give you clues about how knowledgeable and caring they are about birds to help you select a new vet for Burbles.

    Hopefully, there is an avian vet near you to help Burbles. Please keep up posted on Burbles' progress!!
    Last edited by M&Ds Budgies; 07-01-2010 at 09:02 AM. Reason: typo correction

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    Re: Crusty stuff around eye!

    There is someone on the forums who adopted a tiel with crusty build up around his eyes - it turned out to be due to malnutrition. If your vet isn't avian certified and there isn't one near you, maybe you could ask your vet to call and confer with one?

    Normal vets that are good with birds can be fine, for normal issues - but serious health issues (which, if it is the same as the tiel on the forums is very serious) usually require a specialist. Just like your family doctor is great for most things, but if you get cancer, you're gonna want to see an oncologist.

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    Re: Crusty stuff around eye!

    I can also recommend Dr. Doolen at Oakhurst Animal Hospital, not sure why he is not on those lists

    http://www.oakhurstvet.com/445893.html

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    Re: Crusty stuff around eye!

    Don't have budgies but can tell you that Cherry Hill is S. Jersey towards Philly & the way to Atlantic City.

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