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The nature and treatment of giardiasis in parakeets
Journal of the American Veterinary Association (1982)
  • R G Scholtens
  • John C. New, Jr., University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • S Johnson
Abstract

The prevalence of giardiasis was studied in 77 parakeets from 4 widely varied sources and was found to be 66%. The infection appeared most common in young birds. Cysts and trophozoites were found in fecal samples and persisted in birds caged alone for up to 4 months, New infections appeared when infected and noninfected birds were caged together, Treatment with 200 ppm of dimetridazole in the drinking water was less effective than 3 oral doses given at the rate of 1.5 mg/30 g of body weight every 12 hours by stomach tube. Metronidazole therapy was not effective.

Publication Date
1982
Citation Information
R G Scholtens, John C. New and S Johnson. "The nature and treatment of giardiasis in parakeets" Journal of the American Veterinary Association Vol. 180 Iss. 2 (1982)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_new1/41/