Sour Crop Wheezing and Gape worms Feb 9, 2006 21:32:20 GMT -5
Post by jstovall on Feb 9, 2006 21:32:20 GMT -5
Could somebody please tell me if I am going in the right direction. My RT killed his first squirrel the other day so I allowed him to crop up. Overnight there was large mutes and everything seemed fine. 24 hours later his crop was still extended. 36 hours after cropping up, his breath smelt of Sour Crop. He regurgitated the crop shortly after sunrise. I placed him on the weathering so I could monitor him. He roused did small black mutes and preened, but refused small tidbits from the glove. His weight was 90g above flying weight so I knew he had plenty of energy for overnight. By the afternoon he ate readily off the glove. This morning I go into the mews to pick him up and I can hear a slight wheezing in his breathing. I take him to the vet and as I suspected he said asper. The vet gave him a shot of Baytryl, took a blood sample,a culture from his trachea , a fecal sample, and prescribed Ketoconazole for asper and also gave me 9 0.5 mg injections of Baytryl for the next 9 days. The Vet calledls 2 hours later with the results of he fecal exam and says he has gape worms, and to stop the asper medicine, but continue with the Baytryl. He prescribes Fenbendazole (panacur) for the gape worms. He did not have a strong appetite this evening after all the medications he received. He is still above flying weight, and I am feeding him high energy food to maintain or hopefully gain weight at this point. Could just gape worms have caused all of these symptoms, or is it a combo of sour crop and gape worms or god forbid asper. If anybody has had any similar problems or advice could you please let me know.