Peregrine Falcon #21-3700 Update

Despite treatment, Peregrine Falcon #21-3700’s bumblefoot progressively worsened during the past two weeks. The falcon was also losing weight and had a very thin body condition even though it was eating well. Veterinary staff continued to bandage the falcon’s feet and added a second antibiotic to its course of treatment. They also administered a medication to increase blood flow to its extremities to help its feet heal. 

Sadly, on December 26, veterinary staff discovered that the toes on the falcon’s left foot became infected and its right foot developed increasingly severe lesions. The severity of the bird’s foot issues combined with its lack of response to treatment carried a grave prognosis, and the veterinary team made the decision to humanely euthanize the falcon.