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How you you treat head trauma in a caique parrot

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How you you treat head trauma in a caique parrot
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I place head trauma patients in a dark, quiet area at an environmental temperature of 75F. I treat with IV crystalloid fluid therapy and administer mannitol concomitantly. Mannitol is a sugar that causes a diuresis - a loss of fluid in the body and, hence, shrinking of inflamed brain tissue. This therapy is controversial, however, according to Dr. Pat - a board certified avian vet on this site. It's best that an avian vet (please see here: www.aav.org) take a look at such a patient. A thorough physical exam may reveal additional trauma that requires additional therapy. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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