12162018 Red-tailed Hawk - 1

Location of Rescue: 
Northern Indiana
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Car strike, broken wing
UPDATE: 02/08/19 Physical therapy on this birds wing is continuing

Via volunteer Louie:

This morning the Soarin' Hawk call taker contacted Lana, telling her Todd S. had found a hawk along I-69, north of US 20.  Upon my arrival I found Todd standing by.  The hawk was on the asphalt and appeared to have been hit by a vehicle.  Initial assessment revealed a broken left wing with blood, blood in the mouth and a very aggressive bird.  It was difficult to stabilize the injured wing.  The bird had a 2+ keel and was transported to the ICU where an intake card was completed and the bird secured.


This hawk is still in our treatment facility receiving medication for pain and to prevent infection in the wing. He is also receiving physical therapy on his broken wing.


This red tail is still receiving physical therapy on his broken wing. We did notice today his joint was stiffer than normal for him.  The wound on his wing is healing well.


Physical therapy is improving.  This bird is perching and eating well.  We discovered it had worms so we did have to start treatment.


Physical therapy is continuing. This bird is eating well.

02/01/19 This hawk is still receiving physical therapy on his injured wing. We are not getting the full extension of the wing yet. He will remain in the treatment facility until its wing can be fully extended.




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