About three weeks ago I noticed that one of my bantams was looking a bit forlorn and not eating. Poops OK and no dirty bottom. Crop was empty. Breathing OK. Eyes bright. Immediately gave her Baytril and started hand feeding to give me time to look through forums for help. She had been wormed (Panacur) about a month previously with all the others.
Next day noted yellowish build up inside her mouth which I believe suggests canker. Stopped the Baytril, as I'd read this could make it worse, and started on Daktarin Oral gel whilst I waited for Flagyl tablets to arrive.
Took a long time for the tablets to come but, after 3 weeks on just Daktarin and hand feeding she was brighter, certainly no worse, and her mouth looked cleaner. Her crop is emptying OK over night. She is interested in food but just picking up bits and not always eating them.
She's been on Flagyl for 3 days now (still hand feeding) and there has been no change - perhaps her mouth a bit worse.
She's on 50mg Flagyl once a day and I'm planning on keeping her on it for 10 days. Have seen various dosages but this seemed to be about average and I didn't want to risk over dosing (though appreciate underdosing could be just as bad).
Would there be any problems with using Daktarin oral gel for her mouth at the same time as Flagyl?
How long before results with the Flagyl could be expected, can I continue for longer than 10 days. Would a higher dose be required, how easy to overdose?
I am missing anything obvious?
Appreciate any advice please.