12162018 Red-tailed Hawk - 1

assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
Northern Indiana
Admission Date: 
12/16/2018
Cause of Admission: 
Car strike, broken wing
UPDATE: 01/17/19 Physical Therapy is improving, This bird is perching and eating well. We discovered it had worms so we did have to start treatment.

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.

01/03/2019. 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

01/11/2019 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

 

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