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mybe sick emu

Postby rsleap » Fri May 22, 2015 4:51 am

one of my 4 month old emus walks around with its eyes half closed what is this new at this I love them already the are cool thank you
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Re: mybe sick emu

Postby pat » Fri May 22, 2015 7:16 am

I am not sure if he is sick. can you please be more specific.
how often, is it all the time? how many emus do you have?

all I can think of, without further information is to gently wipe his eyes with a warm damp cloth.

let us know how he is doing.. would love to see pictures..
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Postby rsleap » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:56 pm

I have 3 lovely birds 1 year old one ate something the others did not I saw some mushrooms in the yard a couple days ago the bird poops liguid a bright color ben laying down days now I give it water

very weak when I try to stand it up it does move around a little
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Re: mybe sick emu

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:14 pm

Many mushrooms tend to attack the kidneys and liver. Diarrhea can be a sign of serious kidney failure. If the bright color is green then that is likely liver bile, which would likely mean both kidneys and liver are failing. See a vet and get a blood test to be sure it's not just an infection or something but if it's the mushrooms and the organs are indeed failing the only humane thing will be to put her down. Really sorry either way but if the vet finds signs of infection instead there's a chance antibiotics could help.
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Re: mybe sick emu

Postby pat » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:37 pm

are you giving her ivomec? I hope it not meningeal worm. they are susceptible to this. it can be fatal and not a pretty site.
but, as TG pointed out, it could be from a mushroom :shrug:

if possible, vet visit would be your best bet. if you don't have a vet, try some antibiotics.

more info on the meningeal worm:
http://www.vet.utk.edu/news/story/brain ... pacas.html

that is common in emus icon-sad

please keep us updated.
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Re: mybe sick emu

Postby rsleap » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:18 pm

what kind of antibiotics
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Re: mybe sick emu

Postby pat » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:45 pm

HMM, thats a good question. I guess it would depend on what is wrong with your emu.
I use to get antibiotics from the farm store. it was in a injectable bottle. but, you can give it orally.
I would guess just regular antibiotics. maybe TG would have a more in depth idea.
on another note, if your emu ingested something poisonous, then maybe try vitimin K. but, it might be late if that is the case. do you a vet you can call?
has your emu been on ivomec? if not, you could give him an injection of it.

has there been any improvement at all?
really hoping your emu improves.
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Re: mybe sick emu

Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:28 pm

Metronidazole at 10 mg/kg is one kind and dose suggested for emu http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/exoti ... tites.html

Farm stores may have it or you can buy it for fish(Fish Zole) and it's the same pills as for dogs. I don't know if there's any OTC injectable of it though.

This is also suggested gentamycin, enrofloxacin or penicillin but doesn't give doses: http://www.poulvet.com/directory/profil ... drid=13282

Fenbendazole (15 mg/kg) - http://avianmedicine.net/content/uploads/2013/03/48.pdf

really depends on the problem though, he could have eaten mushrooms or swallowed nail then no antibiotics would help.

Baytril is injectable and I think you can get that at livestock store but I don't know emu dose.

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