tootles, it is not hard to say hindsight is always better than foresight, but back then, there were so many doors that had not been opened yet..
bacterial (especially the anti-biotic resistant ones. parasitic, as well as aflatoxin and some forms of pneumonia, as chris R has posted the psuedo parasites as well
when the bacterial thing happened in TX, sadly many gliders lost their lives till we found out what the real issue was, but there was also a group of people that wanted to blame it on the diet
, so while they were doing their smear campaign, we as a researching group fought to find the primary cause.
those times seem to have gotten clouded with people wanted to blame this and that and not move the new found findings forward..
i moved some gliders, they were on bml, the new owner fed hpw, so when she took them into the vet
to get checked, they found the dreaded round worm,
so when I found out I called someone else to validate that the readings could have been misread,that it may have been bee pollen and sadly their ulterior agenda got in the way, the woman was not told to question her vet
, instead was told to listen to her vet
there are many things that happened there that should have screamed, it had to be something else,
1. ALL of her gliders tested positive for it, her original group as well as the gliders I moved, they could not have contracted round worm from each other so quickly,
2. I should have been involved with anything that had to do with those gliders.
but what happened was a chance to help educate a vet
with a common misdiagnosis, was passed up, and that vet
still is left with the old information. Only to make the same mistake again.
If we all worked as hard to find definitive answers as we do when we THINK an injustice is being done, we could still open many many doors that are left to be opened.
we need to really really read the posts, many times the person posting has no clue just as alicia stated, they don't know what to tell their vet
to look for, or look harder at, and it is frustrating , just as Kara found out last night.. everyone screamed take the glider to the vet
, well she did, it cost her money she didn't have, only to find all tests done were negative. does that mean her glider is fine? No , it means that the tests that were run, couldn't find anything. she will have to continue with the vet
visits just as alicia here will have to do, till the primary reason is found.
tootles.. remember that HLP doesn't happen suddenly, it progresses over a period of months SLOWLY, if it does, there is something else going on.
the key thing is now we do know more, does it mean we know it all? NO WAY.. but each step is a step forward..