Respiratory Therapy

We have a little young male parakeet that has a chronic runny nose. Conventional methods of treatment have not done more than temporary relief. So the creative team of volunteers build a bird inhalation chamber. We had a nebulizer donated. So a cocktail of Tobramycin and Albuterol in saline was calculated. It is real challenge to go from newborn weight and dose to parakeet. But we finally figured it out.

Into the chamber went the parakeet, listless, face newly cleaned of dry snot. After the treatment he began to eat, even with the large amount of nasal discharge. This morning, after three treatments he is perky and singing. Two more days to treatment to be sure to get enough medication to the source of the problem.

Respiratory therapy chamber