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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Chlamydophilosis

Treatment is usually with oral or injectable Doxycycline antibiotic.
Since the Doxycycline only kills the chlamydophila organisms when they are active and dividing, and the organisms may become dormant, or cease being active for a period of time, the drug must be used for a minimum of 45 days. Since Doxycycline often predisposes birds to yeast infections, your bird should also take an anti-yeast.

In brief: Chlamydophilosis

Treatment is usually with oral or injectable Doxycycline antibiotic.
Since the Doxycycline only kills the chlamydophila organisms when they are active and dividing, and the organisms may become dormant, or cease being active for a period of time, the drug must be used for a minimum of 45 days. Since Doxycycline often predisposes birds to yeast infections, your bird should also take an anti-yeast.
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