A calcium supplement (5 mg/kg PO q12h; calcium glubionate syrup, 1.8 g/5 mL) was added to the treatment plan on the basis of a literature review suggesting that calcium supports several steps of the avian clotting cascade.
On day 6, calcium glubionate was incorporated to help facilitate clotting.
Six days after presentation, the bird was discharged from the hospital on meloxicam (0.3 mg/kg PO q12h), enrofloxacin (15 mg/kg PO q12h), calcium glubionate
(25 mg/kg PO q24h) and Pet-tinic (0.7 mL/kg PO q24h) until recheck.
Diazepam (0.5 mg/kg IM q12h), calcium glubionate (100 mg/kg PO q12h), and Normosol-R (45 mL/kg SC q12h) treatments were continued.
The calcium glubionate dose was consequently doubled (200 mg]kg PO q12h).