On November 20, an officer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discovered an injured Bald Eagle in the woods in Accomack County. The eagle was captured by a local permitted wildlife rehabilitator, and taken to an animal hospital for radiographs, which revealed a closed left humeral fracture.
Upon admission, the bird was quiet but alert and responsive. Dr. Sarah, one of the Center's veterinary interns, decided not to sedate the eagle for a more extensive exam due to its slightly poor mentation until the following day. Dr. Sarah bandaged the bird's wing to stabilize the fracture and started a course of pain medication.
On November 23, Dr. Karra and Dr. Cam sedated the bird to surgically repair its wing. Dr. Karra reported that the humeral fracture was a tricky fix, but they're happy with their repair and are hopeful for this bird's recovery.
Your donation will help provide veterinary medical care to this injured Bald Eagle ... and more than 3,600 patients that the Center has admitted so far this year!