It’s an adult osprey that was found in Denver, NC and picked up by our staff veterinarian early this morning. The bird was diagnosed with a midshaft, well-aligned ulna fracture.
There is a nest near where the bird was found. We are hoping that this bird was not caring for the it.
Orphan Count: 42 total
25 barred owls
11 great-horned owls
4 Eastern-screech owls
2 red-shouldered hawks
Plus, we are only 10 birds away from Patient #17,000!
This eagle was admitted on March 9th with right ulna and radius fractures. The patient underwent surgeries to repair the fractures on March 11th and March 18th.
Currently, she/he is doing really well. The bird has had 14 physical therapy sessions (they are now every four days), and is progressing steadily. Due to activity and stress level, she/he has had upgraded from a 16x8x7’ cage to a 48x12x7’ cage. On intake, she/he had a severely necrotic wound, exposing bone, at the fracture site. This wound is healed and already refeathering. The patient is eating well and maintaining her/his weight. Things are looking up!
In the photo, the white patches on the wrists are protective bandages. Eagles are prone to wrist injuries, so apply preventative wrist bumpers.