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Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
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V bad loss of balance in cockerel, just topples backwards

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V bad loss of balance in cockerel, just topples backwards continually.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the bird?
Customer: As I said, loss of balance so he cat
JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt?
Customer: loss of balance so he can't stand. V big, heavy lemon cuckoo Orpington.
JA: OK. No obvious pain. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: No
JA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the bird eating normally?
Customer: yes but I have to help him as he topples over if he tries to reach food himself
JA: OK. No appetite problems. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: he's probably 4-5. Name is Bruce.
JA: What is the bird's name?
Customer: Bruce
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bruce?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has Bruce had these signs?

Any chance of head trauma, falls, or toxin ingestion?

Any increased thirst or diarrhea?

Any discharge from his ears, changes to his breathing, paling of his oral/mouth mucosa?

Is he vaccinated and wormed?