Thursday, December 10, 2009

Do You Have Any Experience With This Nare Problem?

This photo was sent in by a blogger who would like any input you have on this problem. She has been working with a vet and has given the bird a full round of Baytril with no apparent change. She has since soften it a bit and taken off some of it. It seems keratin-like in consistency to her. (Click on photo for enlargement.)

I personally have never seen this problem. I have looked at my vet books and seen some somewhat similar problems in other birds. There are numerous causes for the problem by such things as dietary deficiency of vitamin A to various kinds of infections such as Hemophilus or Mycoplasma to mites.

If you have dealt with this problem, please post a comment to this blog!

Side note: This morning I am flying to Oakland to judge the roller show. Come on out to the show!!

3 comments:

Richard's Roost said...

Could it be as simple as an feather cyst?

Anonymous said...

The answer could be a Feather Cyst as Richard's Roost suggests. I once had a Yorkshire that had a round shaped knot that developed on the edge of the nostril. I would let it dry and remove it. In the end, the deformity grew to be the size of a pea and consequently deformed the entire area leaving a large dry hole when removed.
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YAHYAMORO said...

I agree with Richard's Roost . I had a Orange Roller Hybrid with those on his breast area . I personally think this come about from excessive breeding with " soft feathered " birds .