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June 28, 2019

On the morning of June 28, Dr. Karra bathed Bald Eagle #19-1573 with help from veterinary technician Jess and rehabilitation intern Kylee. Using a Dawn dish soap solution, Dr. Karra scrubbed the eagle’s feather with a toothbrush; at the end of the lengthy process, the feathers were mostly clean but there were still some areas with the sticky substance. They placed the eagle into a cage with a fan to blow dry the eagle’s feathers before moving the bird back outside to an outdoor enclosure.

June 28, 2019

On June 7, the veterinary team took radiographs of Barn Owlet #19-0524’s fractured leg. The leg appeared to be healing well, and Dr. Karra decided to begin removing the stabilizing hardware from the leg – a process that continues over the course of three weeks during the weekly radiograph assessments. She cut the IM pin (but did not remove), which is the first step of destabilizing; this forces the bone to bear more of the load, encouraging healing.

June 28, 2019

Dr. Karra was at work late on Thursday evening, and when she went to check on Black Bear cub #19-1176 at 11:30 pm, she found that he had passed away. The staff are saddened, but not overly surprised, given how the bear's condition had been quickly deteriorating during the past few days. 

June 27, 2019

Black Bear cub #19-1176 ate a small amount overnight, but Dr. Ernesto found that the cub had increased respiratory sounds this morning and more lung crackles than yesterday. The bear attempts to evade handling, but is still very quiet without sedation.

June 27, 2019

Peregrine Falcon #19-0940 has been doing well at the Center; the bird has been eating well and growing in flight feathers for the past few weeks.

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