American Robin Recovers From Numerous Ailments

bag of EmerAid IC Omnivore with syringe American robin on perch in cageThe following story was shared with us by the Wildlife Care Clinic at Iowa State University.

This American Robin fledgling was brought to our clinic on July 23, 2019 by one of our volunteers. On admit we found that the robin had poor feather quality, an abscess on the right foot, pus in the ear, four different intestinal parasites, was hot to the touch, and had gone septic.

The abscesses were a result of avian pox.The patient would not self-feed, so we gavage-fed EmerAid Omnivore Care. We gavaged the EmerAid Omnivore Care for two weeks until the patient began to self-feed.

The robin was treated for the avian pox, abscesses, and intestinal parasites and was released on October 3, 2019.