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Linda <email address not displayed>
Linda wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > Diana wrote: > > I went to a meeting tonight for the Zoological Medicine Society. > The > > topic was Emergency Medicine in Exotic Mammals, but the vet (who > > happens to be my avian vet and mentor) did mention birds at one > > point. He said that steroids should never be used in any exotic > > animal except hedgehogs, ferrets, and reptiles. In birds (and most > > exotic mammals), steroids actually cause many of the problems that > > require emergency treatment (particularly liver and heart damage). > > Not that this is the case with every injection, of course (don't > > freak out if your bird just got a dose of steroids!), but it's > > something to think about next time the vet decides to try to rule > out > > disease by using generic treatments. It's also probably something > I'll > > do more research on; I'll post in this thread if I find anything > > different > > > > ~Diana > > Diana: I have something for you to think about, every avian vet should > be prepared for this one: What would be the first thing you would do > as a vet if a client brings you a pet bird that has ingested some > people medication?
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