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Zookeeper23

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Alright, I know there are some threads out there about this already but I am having trouble finding some info. Edgars labs came back and they said he showed E. coli in his crop. She advised me that I needed to buy some powder to give him but unfortunately we truly cannot afford this right now. She gave me a print out on putting apple cider vinegar in his water. He does not seem to like this.
I am wondering how effective it is?
Are there other things I can do to get rid of this? (I've read about some spices and other things)
Is this common? They seemed to be so nonchalant about it.
What are other things I should look out for to know if it's getting worse?
(I kind of got shooed out and was asking a lot of questions during his vet visit. they didn't even call me with his labs after two weeks of waiting i went in myself and asked for them.)

Unfortunately some unforeseen circumstances have occurred and we are very tight with money. I need to know anything I can do to help this as quickly as possible. :( Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Bumping this up so that more people will see it. Sorry I am no help. Good luck:hug8:
 

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Thank you! I just called them back. The girl that answered said it was "ENTEROBACTER" and the powder they were trying to get me to buy was Bene Bac. Looks like I can get it online. And looks like its a probiotic?
 

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Thank you! I just called them back. The girl that answered said it was "ENTEROBACTER" and the powder they were trying to get me to buy was Bene Bac. Looks like I can get it online. And looks like its a probiotic?
I sent you another message with some links, winged victory sells it and also drs foster and smith .. Hope this helps some!
 

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E. coli is pretty serious bacteria. How much does this treatment cost?
 

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It's Enterobacter, not E. coli. :confused: If the recommended treatment is a probiotic, it's not a serious infection. I would definitely recommend purchasing an avian probiotic. They're not terribly expensive, especially not compared to further vet care or antibiotics! I use Aviculture.
 
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Spices like Garlic, Clove, Cinnamon, Oregano and Sage will kill E. coli.

If I was you I would be just as concerned about finding out the source of the E. coli. We had a recall on romaine lettuce a while back because of E. coli.
 

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yes benabec is a probiotic, but if it is e-coli should be put on antibiotics
 

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It's Enterobacter, not E. coli. :confused: If the recommended treatment is a probiotic, it's not a serious infection. I would definitely recommend purchasing an avian probiotic. They're not terribly expensive, especially not compared to further vet care or antibiotics! I use Aviculture.
In that case, the same article says that vinegar is effective after prolonged contact.
 

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I would be really concerned if I were you. I also would look for a new avian vet, this one seems awful. Don't let them shoe you out, be aggressive in a nice way, and don't let them treat you that way.
 
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