We would like to thank Dr. Sergio Sarmiento Valiente (Exoticos Vet in Palma de Mallorca, Spain) for the outstanding job done saving Thor, The African Grey from his dire injuries. We believe his continued graphic documentation of clinical cases is invaluable to the world of veterinary medicine.
The Use of HEALx Soother Plus,® Booster® and Harrison’s Bird Foods™ for an African Grey Parrot with a Severe Wound on its Breast
Sergio Sarmiento Valiente, DVM
A male African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) named Thor presented with a severe open wound on the breast.
The wound was cleaned daily with a sterile saline. A generous amount of HEALx Soother Plus® cream was applied topically and covered with strips of gauze. The gauze was applied to the wound and covered with a fine layer of plastic film to keep the cream in place. The breast was then dressed with soft co-adhesive material. The Soother Plus® and gauze treatment was changed every 3 days for the first 2 weeks, and then every 4-6 days for the next 3 weeks.
On Day 42 the wound had healed. We believe both the topical treatment and diet were the key in resolving this difficult case where 9 out of 10 veterinarians would have chosen to euthanize this bird.