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It's been one year and two months since I first used Sodium Benzoate for the treatment of Megabacteria/AGY in my bird. I administered SB to the 3 budgies housed in one cage. Now, I'm planning to administer SB to these 3 and the other 2 in separate cage.
Starting today, I'll administer the Sb orally via dropper. Hope all goes well as it's a lengthy procedure(35 days). The procedure will be according to the article by Dr. Sharman Hoppes.



 

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For other members benefit, I'm adding a link to the article by Dr. Sharman Hoppes here:

http://cvma.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/FungalParrots.pdf

We'll be looking forward to an update regarding your budgies' condition during/following the treatment.

Best wishes!

http://talkbudgies.com/articles-budgie-disease-illness/169193-macrorhabdus-budgerigars.html
Thanks Deb for adding the link to Dr. Sharman's article. It's very informative and beneficial for the beginners.
Day 1 : started with 1/4 tsp of SB in 1 litre of water and fed 0.6 ml of the solution to each bird. The birds are cheery and active. As it was a holiday today for me, it was helpful in monitoring them.

I have a query - Should I take any special precautions during this entire period of feeding them SB(6-7 weeks)? I mean can I feed them everything as usual (cuttlebone, veggies, linseeds etc.)?
 

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Just before starting the treatment with SB, I treated my birds with metronidazole. Actually, I noted some loose poops and poop sticking to one of birds. So, I first did the former and now they are on SB.
Thank you for sharing this. I hope he contuinues to improve. I know it's a bit odd but I like to read up on things like this in hope to have a better understanding of avian medical issues and what works treatment wise. Please keep us updated.
It's good Bearnoname that you're gathering info. about budgies as they might be helpful for you in future.

Day 2 went fine and after 2 more days, I'll increase the quantity of SB to 1/2 tsp then gradually to 1 tsp in the coming days.
 

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Update :

Day 7 went fine with the sodium benzoate. So far the birds are responding well...although they have to be fed it forcefully.:) It takes half an hour to feed it individually to all the birds.
I did notice something. One of my another female in other cage used to make a clicking sound previously while eating seeds. She did this often....but since the SB treatment has started, the clicking sound has stopped.
Perhaps this is too early to attach any meaning to it....it will be more clear in the coming days.
 

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Update

Day 26 SB administered till yesterday went fine. I completely forgot to administer it to my birds today.
Birds are responding well and the one with the poop issues is showing signs of improvement.
I had previously mentioned about my other female bird's clicking sound which seemed to vanish after the SB treatment began.....but that's not the case. Her clicking sound is there but the number of times she makes it is comparatively less than before.
 

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That is great new's and many thank's to you for keeping us posted on
your treatment with the Sodium Benzoate...:)
 

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I'm so pleased to hear you've noticed a marked improvement in your birds' condition and I truly hope it continues! :hug:
Glad to hear they are doing much better and that the treatment has been completed.
That is great new's and many thank's to you for keeping us posted on
your treatment with the Sodium Benzoate...:)
Thanks Deb, BrendaBear and Randy for your sweet words. I've noticed that my birds are much more active than before. While this is a great development, none of them have molted since the treatment with SB. I had read somewhere that Sb slows down or hampers the molting process but this is only for that duration and afterwards, the birds should molt normally.
I hope my birds too begin to acquire new feathers and shed their old ones....it's weird to see them dirty for so long. :D
 
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