American Bald Eagle #16-3127

American Bald Eagle #16-3127
Sep 27 2016

The eagle was found unable to fly near a canal in Cape Coral, Fl.  Arrived with superficial wounds and mildly dehydrated.

Status Updates

Surgery - Sep 27 2016 12:00 am

Radiographs found total displacement of the bones that make up the fingers and due to its injury it was decided to amputate the minor and major metacarpal bones.

Animal Ambassador - Sep 28 2016 12:00 am

Due to the nature of eagles injures, it will not be able to be released and will become an animal ambassador. CROW is currently trying to find a facility for the eagle.

Bright and Alert (BAR) - Oct 07 2016 12:00 am

The eagle remains bright and alert (BAR) but its weight is down so hospital staff will offer more food. Carpus (right) has mild to moderate bruising and mild crusting at suture site and swelling has improved. Hospital staff will continue with treatment plan.

Wound Continues to Heal - Nov 04 2016 12:23 pm

Patient ate for the first time last night after force-feeding 3 whole mice. The right wing bandage was changed and the wound continues to heal and scab over while looking better each time. Wound was flushed and cleaned, applied a new bandage and carpal bumpers and changed tail guard.

Bandage Change - Nov 21 2016 12:00 am

The wound is barley visible but there is proud flesh on wound surface (excessive growth of granulation tissue that has the appearance of cauliflower. It usually develops over an open wound). Veterinus (skin care gel) has been placed on the wound and covered with a clean gauze pad. A follow up exam has been scheduled within a few days.

American Bald Eagle Succumbs to Injuries - Dec 05 2016 10:56 am

Unfortunately, the American bald eagle has succumbed to its injuries. The wound was not improving and its overall health began to deteriorate rapidly. Thank you to the CROW hospital staff for doing everything possible to improve the health of this bald eagle.