|Note the extensive swelling of the sinuses, eyelid and total swelling covering the nare nose hole on the right side.|
|In canaries, the right and left nasal sinuses do not communicate so infection may be in either side or both. This bird has both. A number of organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and chlamydia may cause the problem. |
|The most common cause in canaries is Mycoplasma which is difficult to treat. I decided to treat with Mycoban, a vitamin and antibiotic product intended for use in pigeons and cagebirds which I purchased from Foy's Pigeon Supply but I understand it is widely available around the world. Treatment in the water and recommended for 3 to 5 days. |
Update 24 hours later
Another Update 24 hours later
And yet another 24 hours later
|After 4 days the birds are improved as swelling is down, nose holes are visible but knowing how difficult Mycoplasma is I am continuing treatment till redness disappears. I will also be watching them carefully for reoccurrence which is common in about a week after other antibiotic treatments. The bird is much more active and holding its feathers tight so it is definitely better but I do not think it is cured at this point.|
Left eye is looking good but right eye has a ways to go yet.
48 hours later
Right eye better but not great yet.
Another 48 hours later
Right better but hint of red in the red nare.
|Left looking pretty good.|
|Right is Almost well now March 26th, Left looks fantastic the bird is also coming into breeding condition but I will not be breeding her as this will be stressful and could bring on a back set.|
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