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.
Our surrogate mother, Betbait, is very good at her job. Enough said.