Syed alleged that no doctor was available at the forest department and the bird's treatment
was slightly delayed because of it.
Clindamycin (50 mg/kg PO ql2h) also was added to the bird's treatment
regimen for a week because of its good distribution in skin, muscle, and bones, and its excellent spectrum against gram-positive and anaerobic bacteria.
In defence, Philip Rowlands said single mother Ranshaw feared she would have to pay for the bird's treatment
if she took it to the vets.
(7) Mr Bird's treatment
was shifting from curative to palliative.
Dexamethasone (0.25 mg/kg IM ql2h) and butorphanol (2 mg/kg IM q8h; Torbugesic, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Fort Dodge, IA, USA) were added to the bird's treatment