I am still learning how to use this so please bare with me....I had posted a thread a few months ago about our rooster who couldn't stand up. He was unable to eat or drink because he couldn't tip forward without falling over. After a lot of nursing (separated from flock, propped up with food and water in front of him, mites/lice treatment, VetRx in water for rattling when he breathed), he slowly started getting more strength. However we took him to a vet to make sure he didn't have anything contagious. The vet couldn't figure out why the rooster tipped FORWARD and saw no evidence of Mareks. He said that normally an animal with an inner ear infection will tip SIDEWAYS. I hope this information helps someone. We still don't know the cause of his illness, but our rooster is back with the flock. He has a permanent tremor and can no longer mount the hens or perch, but he is able to get around enough to eat, drink, and move freely. Very happy news!