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June 20, 2018

On June 7, rehabilitator Brie moved the Hooded Merganser duckling #18-0742 and Wood Duckling #18-0958 into a waterfowl rearing tub in one of the Center’s outdoor enclosures. The tub allowed the ducklings to swim freely and more frequently.

June 20, 2018

On June 13, veterinary staff determined that the wound on Bald Eagle #18-0132’s foot had been healing extremely well and no longer required daily checks. After applying a smaller bandage that would not affect the eagle’s ability to properly perch, it was moved to a small outdoor enclosure.

On June 25, veterinary staff will check the eagle’s wound and bandage in addition to evaluating its overall body condition. If no complications are identified, the eagle will be transferred to a larger outdoor flight pen and begin a daily exercise regimen to improve its strength and stamina.

June 19, 2018

Three weeks following her amputation surgery, Woodland Box Turtle #18-1182 is doing well; she has a healthy appetite and a bright attitude. The amputation site is healing nicely, with no signs of inflammation or infection. Now that the surgical site is healing, Dr. Ingrid approved the turtle to begin soaking in shallow water a few times a week; this will help the turtle remain well-hydrated during her recovery.

June 18, 2018

Last month, Dr. Peach and wildlife rehabilitator Brie went out in the field with a DGIF biologist to hang several trail cameras ... 

June 18, 2018

Last week, the cubs began Dr. Peach’s study on a new drug for treating mange in Black Bears. The cubs received the medication on Thursday and had blood draws on Friday; everything went smoothly. Dr. Peach had the opportunity to check each cub thoroughly during the blood draw process; she said all 10 cubs appeared to be in good condition. Some of the cubs still have some hair loss due to ringworm, but overall, they look good and no additional hair loss has developed.  The next blood draw for the study will take place on Thursday, June 21.

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