Since moving to a small outdoor enclosure, Bald Eagle #11-2393 has been spotted with a pronounced right wing droop. The staff veterinarians prescribed a 10-day course of anti-inflammatories to see if that would have any affect on how the eagle holds its wing. After no changes were seen, the medication was discontinued.
The superficial injuries on Bald Eagle #11-2393’s carpi have scabbed and appear to be healing cleanly; however, the Center’s veterinary staff have examined the radiographs taken of the Bald Eagle more closely and think that there may be more significant damage to the eagle’s carpi than they initially suspected. To see if this has any effect on the eagle’s ability to fly, Dr. Adam Naylor recommended that #11-2393 be moved to an outdoor enclosure in order to allow the Center’s veterinary and rehabilitation staff the opportunity to observe it move about freely.