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Re: Sick cygnet
By:The Regal Swan
Date: 11 January 2016
In Response To: Sick cygnet (Alexa)

Hi Alexander

Did the person you brought it from provide you with any veterinary papers? How old was the cygnet as they should not be taken from the parents until 5-6 months of age. Again, were there any papers regarding gender, veterinary papers, age, etc? Did you notice other birds in her care with the same issues?

We would strongly suggest you contact Dr. Geoffrey Gardner at Boyette Animal Hospital in Riverview. Dr. Gardner is one of the world’s foremost swan veterinarians with more than 35 years of swan care. In fact, he is known as the swan vet. There are many supposed swan vets in Florida, but the two we would recommend are Dr. Gardner and Dr. Christopher Brown. Dr. Brown is a relief veterinarian with more than 15 years experience in swan care. Dr. Brown is located in Orlando, but as a relief veterinarian travels frequently and you would need to contact him to find out where he will be on any given day.

The major issue is to have the swan immediately examined and treated. This is an urgent care situation. The Regal Swan

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Sick cygnet -- Alexa -- 11 January 2016
Re: Sick cygnet -- The Regal Swan -- 11 January 2016