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Diagnosis: Possible wing injury on cage bars, or possible Circovirus.

Treatment: Bird is molting, so she should be placed on a good molting supplement. Feather quills still look to be intact, so feathers should return. Wing is inflamed but not infected. No medication necessary.

If feathers do not return then it could be a Circovirus infection.
Diagnosis: Injury due to wing being caught between cage bars and feeding platform.

Treatment: This bird is not able to fly while the wing feathers are broken. Therefore the bird should be housed in a smaller cage which will prevent further injuries until his next annual molt when the broken feathers should be completely replaced.

Diagnosis: Missing feathers, swollen tissue along entire leading edge of wing.

Treatment: This bird should be taken to an avian vet immediately for an accurate diagnosis. It is not possible to say with any accuracy what is causing this problem without a hands on examination by an avian vet.
Diagnosis: Broken feather shafts…missing feathers…no new growth in many months after rescue from pet shop. Severe mal-nutrition and possibly mite infestation.

Treatment: Keep this bird on good diet until she goes through her next molt. Continue monthly treatments with S76. It would also be a good idea to have an avian vet do a skin scraping to make sure that there is no skin infection on going.