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American Kestrel 9.6.20

American Kestrel 9.6.20

This male kestrel came in after a presumed car strike with a fractured humerus. Treatment is supportive care, and preparation for surgery. The kestrel was brought into our local vet the following day for surgery and pin placement.

Update: Pin placement in the humerus…

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Great Horned Owl 9.7.20

Great Horned Owl 9.7.20

This GHOW was found tangled in barbed wire in Tetonia, ID. The bird was brought in, cleaned, and examined for injuries. The main wounds are soft tissue damage on the right leg with several puncture wounds. Treatment for this bird is currently oxygen, anti-biotics, pain medication, and…

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Sharp Shinned Hawk 9.17.20

Sharp Shinned Hawk 9.17.20

This Sharp Shinned Hawk is a local bird that was found in Teton Village after it collided with a window. The bird was examined, and found to have general body/head trauma as well as a fractured coracoid with a possibly luxated humerus. If the shoulder turns out to be dislocated, the…

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Bald Eagle 7.31.20

Bald Eagle 7.31.20

This mature Baldy came to us from Opal, Wyoming with severe soft tissue damage to the left elbow. The feathers and skin around this area were damaged, and the entirety of the joint exposed. Fortunately, this bird had no broken bones and had a healthy BCS. Sutures for the elbow were placed…

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Swainson's Hawk 8.24.20

Swainson's Hawk 8.24.20

This mature Swainson's Hawk was transferred to us by the finders after they found it in a field, unable to fly. The bird has no severe injuries, but does have fresh bruising and swelling on the left wrist. The bird will rest here for a bit, and soon as the trauma to the wrist subsides,…

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American Kestral 7.6.20

American Kestral 7.6.20

This male American Kestral came into our clinic after the finders saw it stuck on a barbed wire fence. The bird was alert and flappy, but appeared to have a wing injury which turned out to be a clean amputation of the left digits. Since this bird is missing half the flight feathers on…

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Osprey 8.10.20

Osprey 8.10.20

This hatch-year Osprey was brought to us from Idaho Falls under unknown circumstances. After taking x-rays the bird was found to have a fractured metatarsal with bruising and swelling in the area. Treatment includes a compressive splint to stabilize the fracture, anti-inflammatory medication,…

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Osprey 8.19.20

Osprey 8.19.20

This Osprey came in after having been found tangled in fishing line. The line had cut into the soft tissue in the left armpit and right metatarsals, exposing the muscle. The bird is in otherwise decent condition. We are focusing on wound care, and infection prevention.

Update:

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Osprey 8.25.20

Osprey 8.25.20

Another young osprey was admitted with broken flight feathers and five missing tail feathers. The bird is very thin, so our treatment plan is to hydrate the bird, help it to gain weight, and imp the feathers.

Update: This osprey is in a mew with two other osprey…

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American Kestrel 8.29.20

American Kestrel 8.29.20

This female kestrel was hit by a car off of I-80. Thanks to the vets at Uinta Veterinary Hospital in Urie, WY we were able to see X-rays before the bird even arrived at TRC. X-rays showed a fractured Ulna. Treatment currently includes a wing wrap and cage rest in Oxygen until we are…

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