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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-03-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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So I went to Florida for thanksgiving for medical school interviews, I boarded her at a vet and came back to this I was extremely concerned and took her to the vet the very next day.

It looks like luna has a sub dermal skin infection that is causing her to itch so badly. The question is, did the infection come due to the over preening or was the over preening a result of the infection. So I also got a CBC done to check her basic vitals to see if it could be anything else.

They gave her an antimicrobial bath and put her on an antibiotic for 10 days. I will also have to add sunshine factor to her food.

I will keep you updated and keep your fingers crossed. My vet also suspected Psittacosis since I got sick for about 3-4 weeks right around the time I got Luna.
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poor girl, I hope she feels better and that it's not to serious, sending good thoughts her way.

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She was boarded at the vets and they didn't notice that or? Cause if they missed that they need telling off! Poor baby girl yes psittacosis can make you very ill. Without antibiotics it can give you pneumonia. Fingers crossed you sort it!


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Thanks You guys!! Hopefully we get het blood results back around her competition of the antibiotic so we can deice what to do. I was only gone for two days and that's what I came back to. I was devastated. It was diagnosed as strep throat at the time but wouldn't go away until I was put on an oral steroid.
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I'm sorry to hear that Luna has such bad problems with her skin.
We press all thumbs and claws that the medicine will help her.
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Poor dear. Glad your vet was able to figure out the cause of it!!! Now that you know what's causing it, you can nip it in the bud before it gets worse



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I hope she gets better soon.

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Thanks, no labs back yet. But she is taking to her medicine well at least
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I hate waiting for test results
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Me too, because if her White Blood Count is high, we have to run a lot more test. Which will result in a lot more waiting. I hate this haha. I just wish somehow we could all know. Instantly. Now I'm just dreaming
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Luna is a sweetheart! I hope the meds will help and she soon will grow back those feathers.
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In my personal opinion, the plucking was caused by her distress and this, in turn, caused the mild skin infection (the pluckers I've gotten all tested positive for low levels of skin bacteria). But now that you are back and she is taking antibiotics, everything should be fine.
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Wishing you and Luna good health! Sending positive thoughts your way.


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I'm so sorry reading Luna's thread. Sending positive vibrations your way for a speedy recovery. I too will be waiting for updates.

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Me too, because if her White Blood Count is high, we have to run a lot more test. Which will result in a lot more waiting. I hate this haha. I just wish somehow we could all know. Instantly. Now I'm just dreaming
When I had Darwin, my black capped lory, he was always at my avian vets. I was so upset that he'd encountered so many problems! At first he caught psittacosis. 6 weeks of treatment. About 2 weeks into that because he had a weakened immune system, he caught aspergillosis. Another 6 weeks on top of his current treatment. When that whole nightmare was over, feathers started to disapear off his legs, though I never saw him plucking them. I took him in again and we noticed a lot of feather abnormalities on his wings. Panic! Got a CBC done AND a PBFD test done at the same time. His CBC came back with low WBC count and then I had to wait like another week to find out whether or not that was PBFD! That was horrible. Hopefully you'll find out soon!
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Poor Luna I hope she feels better soon.....

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