Maryland Zoo - 07312016 American Kestrel

assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
North Manchester
Admission Date: 
07/31/2016
Cause of Admission: 
broken elbow, malnurished
UPDATE: Another success story. Placed with the Maryland Zoo on Dec 29, 2016.

07312016-AMKE-01 At 2:45PM I get a call from the rescue coordinator regarding a small hawk that was down on the ground and unable to fly. On arrival, the home owner met me to show me the bird. She had contained a young male Kestrel and had given him water. I gave him Gatorade and did a minor inspection. His outer appearance looked perfect. But he was very thin. He was feisty so with the help of Danielle, a vet tech, we determined that his left elbow was probably fractured/broken. Danielle wrapped his wing for stabilization until he was able to receive x-rays on Monday.

 

His elbow injury prevents him from being released as he does not have full extension of the joint. But he can actually do quite a bit of flying and is enjoying his flight pen!

We will try and place him with an accredited facility. Thanks to Dr. Joe Smith at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for helping us get the word out to other zoos about our non-releasable raptors!

 

 

 


07312016-AMKE
Unfortunately radiographs on his fracture brought bad news.  The fracture was too close to the elbow to be repaired.  It has now healed, but without good movement in the elbow. We will try and place him in an accredited facility.

07312016-AMKE-01 At 2:45PM I get a call from the rescue coordinator regarding a small hawk that was down on the ground and unable to fly. On arrival, the home owner met me to show me the bird. She had contained a young male Kestrel and had given him water. I gave him Gatorade and did a minor inspection. His outer appearance looked perfect. But he was very thin. He was feisty so with the help of Danielle, a vet tech, we determined that his left elbow was probably fractured/broken. Danielle wrapped his wing for stabilization until he was able to receive x-rays on Monday.

 

 

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