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tumeric for birds?

Discussion in 'Medications' started by MommyBird, 6/17/17.

  1. MommyBird

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    Has anyone used or heard of using tumeric for inflammation in birds? Especially in a liquid form you would buy or make a suspension? (I don't think sprinkling stuff on foods can provide enough of the agent)

    My 40+ year old BCC is on digitalis and so cannot use meloxicam or celebrex because of drug interactions.

    He is having some leg/foot problems that may be due to arthritis. (xray out for second opinions).
    A trial of tramadol gave only very slight improvement but that is for pain and not inflammation so possibly wouldn't be getting to the root of the problem. (another potential cause is a tumor but nothing definite showed in xray). He has two toes that do not bend in and grip so climbing and holding foods has become more difficult.
    I would prefer not to use tramadol longterm so I'm looking for other options and thinking of tumeric suspended in optomega oil (blend of 3, 6, 9 omega fatty acids).
    Bloodwork came back OK.
    Any info or other ideas? I'm meeting the vet Wednesday to re-evaluate.

    note: I have a Morton's neuroma plus plantar fasciatis on the same foot and I have found daily cumin (Theracumin brand) does help with pain relief for me.
     
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    I have used the spice for Gizmo in her foods to help with arthritis. She definitely showed improvement with it.

    I used it in bird bread and mixed it with her pellets.
     
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    Thank-you, it is good, and encouraging, to hear it had an effect!
    Was the vet able to give you a dosage or were you "winging it"?
     
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    Winging it for sure. When I started I had just a "sees birds" vet, and she was definitely not interested in holistic solutions.
     
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    My bird has a tumor and i have read about Golden paste for birds.
    Its is made of turmeric, black pepper and coconut oil and it should help fight this disease and many others.
    I made some goldenpaste yesterday and mixed in with the pellets. He eats it without any problems. Hope it will help.
     
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    @Vera
    I had not heard of golden paste so thank-you! Is it helping your bird?
    I am doing something similar to that. I tried 4 different tumerics (in oil or water, and for taste) and learned the one I am taking for myself (Theracumin brand) has excellent solubility in water (which is where the golden paste recipe is going with the oil and pepper).
    So I am giving Will about 1/5 capsule in a drop of water to give .1 to .15ml given orally. made fresh each time.
    He also gets optomega oil from the vet separately.
    I have seen some improvement in his foot. Where before all the toes would stay straight, now they do curve gently when he holds his foot up and when he goes to climb. He cannot "make a fist" or actually get much grip out of it but I am encouraged by at least it is now longer looking hyperextended but falling into a natural and relaxed position.
    @TWR Thanks for the link!
     
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    I always add it to my chop
     
  10. TWR

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    Same. I also throw in a piece of tumeric into my green smoothie, a little of which I then share with the fids.
     

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