How to give the birds medication
To cure your pet without drugs not enough. But the animal is not human, it does not understand that he needs to take a pill or drink medicine to get rid of the pain. Therefore, one should try to give medicines so that the animal or bird does not notice it.
And all because introduction of therapeutic drugs forcibly causes stress. that is not good for the sick, birds can also die from shock. Today we will talk about how to properly give medicines to our feathered friends.
Herewhen animals need to give a medicine in the form of a powder or a pill, they usually use his favorite food. A small cake is made from it, a medicine is put in the middle, mixed with the rest of the food and given to the pet. Sometimes the "patient" looks suspiciously at the proposed dish and turns his nose away from him. In this case, he first needs to offer a few cakes of his favorite food in pure form, and then with the addition of drugs.
There are several ways of introducing drugs to the birds: inside, subcutaneously, intravenously and intramuscularly.Inside birds are given medications as well as animals, mixing it with a small amount of soft food (with butter, cottage cheese, bun with honey, in general - to taste).
Vitamins, saline solutions and some prophylactic drugs (eg potassium permanganate) are dissolved in water. It is desirable that it is not enough in a drink, and until the bird does not drink everything, you do not need to give any other liquid. If the bird for some reason does not want or can not take the medicine itself, it is given from a pipette.
Burying the medicine in the bird's beak, you need to act very carefully, drops to pour into the open mouth gradually, in small portions. Otherwise strong defensive reactions, which, eventually, may lead to the death of a pet.
The bird is carefully picked up, with two fingers holding an open beak and dripping the medicine in the side, controlling the movement of the tongue as the bird swallows it. Between the upper and lower halves of the beak of parrots and birds with a curved beak, a small piece of durable material is inserted so that the pet does not injure the master in a furious urge to close his mouth.
Subcutaneously, parrots are injected with solutions (mainly blood substitutes) to the occiput in a dose of no more than 5 ml at a time. Sometimes there is a need to give your pet an injection. The technique of their execution is simple, everything is like that of people. The main thing is to overcome your fear and not think that you can hurt your pet.
Before the direct administration of the medicine into the muscles, it is necessary to pull the plunger of the syringe towards yourself to make sure that the needle is not in the vessel. If she is in it, blood will appear in the syringe. In this case, the needle is better to move a little deeper. To reduce the pain after the injection, before removing the needle from the body, a little bit of cotton wool, moistened with alcohol, is pressed against her skin. Then the place where the medicine was injected is gently massaged for about a minute with the same cotton wool so that the liquid is better distributed in the tissues and absorbed more quickly.
In some cases (with poisoning and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract)ill birds are given a medicine or washed the digestive organs with a probe. Through a rubber tube - a probe - a solution is introduced into the stomach in an amount that depends on the size of the bird. After this, the probe is lowered, and the liquid is poured, preliminarily sucked off with a syringe. Rinsing the stomach is done until the liquid becomes clear.
Sometimes a bird is washed with goiter, for this use a thin rubber tube, put on a syringe. After the introduction of the liquid, the bird is lowered head down and the hand is stroked by the goiter - thus the liquid from the goiter is poured out. This procedure is repeated several times.