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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Francine finch female 3 years old
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Francine finch female 3 years old
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: she keeps on rubbing her eye on the perches and it all red and she has lost all the feathers around that eye, she is in a cage with her male and two babies that where born this summer, the cage is cleaned every morning along with the food and water bowls are cleaned
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian vets on this site. Presumptive therapy for an infectious conjunctivitis should be considered at this time. Terramycin ophthalmic ointment is nicely broad spectrum for the bacterial infections I see in bird eyes. You can find this ointment in many pet/feed stores or purchase it online such as here: A "dab" of ointment on to the globe of the eye thrice daily for 10 consecutive days should suffice. I hope that she's easy to catch! If you didn't see a positive change within 10 days, infection may have involved her sinus near her eye and in that case a systemic antibiotic will be necessary. These are prescription drugs available through an avian vet. Please see here:

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