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Question:

September 3, 2021

Testing after medication


If there’s time.. I have a 17 yo timneh on numerous heart meds. Almost 2 years now. Is there any way to tell if he still needs them – could he have improved. His diet has improved and he gets fish oil daily. I’m grateful that he’s doing well.


Answer:

Hi Priscilla,

When a bird is on medications long-term, the Vet will usually monitor him with testing, just as a human doctor would keep re-testing if treating a patient with a chronic condition. So you should discuss this with your Vet if he or she hasn’t been doing follow up testing.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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