Chukar Partridge possibly infected, dizzy (ataxia) and shaking! HELP!


In the Brooder
Sep 6, 2021
Chicago, IL
1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.)
  • Chukar Partridge (red-legged partridge)
2) What is the behavior, exactly.
  • he shakes and he is laying down (more than usual). can't seem to stand up. seems dizzy when he tries to walk

3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
  • past 3 days

4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?
  • no other birds

5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
  • he lost feathers from a fight 1 month ago but seemed to recover from that - no recent trauma

6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
  • possible infection (fungal or bacterial) not sure how to diagnose

7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
  • game bird feed, fresh water, lettuce - daily

8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
  • normal - no apparent signs from poop

9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
  • calcium supplement in water (20 mg of calcium) and st. john's wort (15 mg)

10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
  • anything to identify the type of infection (would go to avian vet if possible)

11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
  • none

12) Describe the housing/bedding in use
  • lives in outdoor sunroom

please help!

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