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.