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19095
Carolina Raptor Center
Admission date 2015-09-25
Final date  
Days 53
Species BAEA
Bald eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Federal: Threatened
State: Threatened
Age / Sex ASY / UNK
Status Reh
Location F3
Band/tag  
Diagnoses & problems
  Description Initial date Resolved date
  1. Lethargy 2015-09-25 2015-10-09
  2. Neurologic -Tremors 2015-09-25 2015-10-29
  3. Infectious - West Nile Virus 2015-10-09  
Cause of injury: Unknown

 

Notes
 

 

Other info
Transferred from
Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute
Found in
Lake James, NC, Burke county
Release where found
Release approved
History
Pulled out of lake.

 

2015-11-16 Mon 13:30 - F3 - dml

Leftovers: 0
351g F +vit+ca
2015-11-15 Sun 14:04 - F3 - new/kg
386g fish + vit + ca

Nolo
2015-11-14 Sat 14:10 - F3 - VS, CS

Leftovers: 0
372g fish/v+ca
2015-11-13 Fri 13:28 - F3 - me
Food in cage: 392 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)

nolo
2015-11-12 Thu 10:45 - F3 - des/ces
BAR. Perched. Wrist bumpers intact, clean and dry.
117 g fish LO(R)
Food in cage: 373 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)

2015-11-11 Wed 13:45 - F3 - RTS
408g F +Vit&Ca, NoLo
2015-11-10 Tue 15:14 - F3 - rmb
365 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)

27 g R lo
2015-11-09 Mon 14:00 - F3 - KG

Leftovers: 166
334 g Rabbit (+vit + Ca)
2015-11-08 Sun 13:30 - F3 - AP

Leftovers: 0
363g F + vit and cal
2015-11-08 Sun 11:20 - F3 - kg
Exercised 17x. Landed well on perch, although flight was mainly flapping. OMB
at 11x, while heavy breathing was at the end of exercise (17 lengths of
enclosure).
2015-11-07 Sat 13:30 - F3 - MES, KJ

Leftovers: 45
404g Fish/v+ca
2015-11-06 Fri 15:00 - F3 - fi
350 g squreill 

400 g fish lo
2015-11-06 Fri 10:08 - F3 - me
wrist bumpers intact
will check regarding transmitter application, otherwise bird is ready to go

Flight eval


Exam date - 2015-11-06
Examiner - me
Flight Sound
Notes:
Flew 20x, triple length first time,
double length 3x; some gliding;
no OMB until 17 x; appears to be
ready
2015-11-05 Thu 13:10 - F3 - rjo
414g F vit/ca nolo
2015-11-05 Thu 12:10 - F3 - mkf/fs
Flew 16 lengths, first three pretty awkward
2015-11-04 Wed 14:12 - F3 - RTS
416g F +Vit&Ca, NoLo
2015-11-04 Wed 10:30 - F3 - kg
Exercised 16x with no problems, could hear slight heavy breathing by 15.
2015-11-03 Tue 11:00 - F3 - ces
344 g R with vit and ca, 374 g lo(R)
2015-11-03 Tue 10:10 - F3 - nen
16x well, gliding to perch.  went to ground once.  no crashing.
2015-11-02 Mon 13:30 - F3 - dml

Leftovers: 308
378g F +vit+ca
2015-11-01 Sun 14:07 - F3 - new
385g whole fish + vit + ca

363g L/o
2015-10-31 Sat 14:30 - F3 - KJ, CS

Leftovers: 0
372g Fish/v+ca
2015-10-31 Sat 12:35 - F3 - rep
Exercise: 13x flew double laps until #13, then hung on to timber along wall
(upside down) until recovered and then flew another lap; barely needed to walk
toward bird before it flew
2015-10-30 Fri 10:17 - F3 - DLE
Exercised 16x.  Excellent flight.
2015-10-30 Fri 01:00 - F3 - mgf
420g F +vt/Ca; 38g F LO
2015-10-29 Thu 13:00 - F3 - mmc

Leftovers: 409
351g f +vit +cal
2015-10-29 Thu 11:43 - F3 - fs
Flew 8xs
2015-10-28 Wed 14:10 - F3 - RTS
419g F +Vit&Ca, NoLo
2015-10-27 Tue 13:00 - F3 - ces/me
426 g F with vit and ca, 369 g lo(R)
2015-10-26 Mon 13:30 - F3 - dml

Leftovers: 367
373g F +vit+ca
2015-10-26 Mon 10:22 - F3 - at/dz
Exercise: 10x.  Flies well, no crashing
2015-10-25 Sun 14:00 - F3 - AP

Leftovers: 70
396g F + vit and cal
2015-10-25 Sun 11:34 - F3 - ces

----------- ORDER CHANGE -------------
increase exercise amount
2015-10-25 Sun 11:00 - F3 - kg
Exercised 9x with no problems, could hear breathing slightly after 7x and was
obviously tired. Flapping/ noisy flight.
2015-10-24 Sat 14:00 - F3 - mes/rew
374g F +vit/ca; 372g LO(r)
2015-10-24 Sat 10:48 - F3 - sag/lrm
exercised - no crashing! flew 6 laps, but not land on far perch, just turned
around and flew back each time
2015-10-23 Fri 12:30 - F3 - mgf
396g F +vt/Ca; NOLO
2015-10-23 Fri 10:19 - F3 - mes
Exercise: 8x
2015-10-22 Thu 12:30 - F3 - ces
372g R vit/ca 148g lo
2015-10-22 Thu 10:56 - F3 - jw/ap
6x. Many continuous loops. Dipped lower to the ground on the return loops,
likely from fatigue. No ataxia.
2015-10-21 Wed 13:43 - F3 - RTS
400g F +Vit&Ca, NoLo
2015-10-21 Wed 12:44 - F3 - ces
Flight has improved.  Still mothy at times but not as obvious. 


----------- ORDER CHANGE -------------
start exercise
2015-10-20 Tue 10:45 - F3 - ces
383 g F with vit and ca, 357 g lo(R)
2015-10-19 Mon 15:23 - F3 - ces

----------- ORDER CHANGE -------------
stop terbinafine
2015-10-19 Mon 14:17 - R3 - ces/des

Weight: 3230 grams, Keel score: 2.5
BAR.  Flying perch to perch and crashing into door.  
Wrist bumpers dry and intact.

Moved to F3. Flew up to perch. Crashed a bit but was just stressed.

Food in cage: 376 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1.94 cc (25 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-18 Sun 13:00 - R3 - AP

Leftovers: 0
369g F + vit and cal
2015-10-17 Sat 13:30 - R3 - KJ, VS, CS

Leftovers: 229
372g Fish/v+ca
2015-10-16 Fri 01:00 - R3 - mes
387g F +vt/Ca; 204g LO
2015-10-15 Thu 13:34 - R3 - des
Spoke to Avian and Exotic Lab.

The 1:512 titer cannot be considered POS or NEG. The test is run at MSU by Dr
Steve Bolin. He said you have to run more than one and look for a 8X change. He
also said chronic infections can be NEG on PCR as was the case in this bird.
2015-10-15 Thu 10:00 - R3 - students
202 g lo(R)

Food in cage: 400 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO

----------- ORDER CHANGE -------------
switch to SID, stop meloxicam
2015-10-14 Wed 16:43 - R3 - hmo/ja/stp/kmc
129g LO(R)

Food in cage: 215 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-14 Wed 09:30 - R3 - kmd
207 g lo(R)

Food in cage: 232 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-13 Tue 16:50 - R3 - mmc/emf
130 g lo(R)

Food in cage: 209 g F
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-13 Tue 09:45 - R3 - ces
68 g lo(R)

Food in cage: 230 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-12 Mon 16:00 - R3 - kg

Leftovers: 109
206 g WHOLE FISH
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-12 Mon 09:45 - R3 - at
246 g lo(R)

Flew very well to perch.

Food in cage: 242 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO


----------- ORDER CHANGE -------------
reduce food amount
2015-10-11 Sun 16:22 - R3 - ces
104 g F lo(R)
Perching, calm, BAR

Food in cage: 245 g WHOLE FISH
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-11 Sun 10:00 - R3 - laf/kg
120g F LO(r)

Food in cage: 249 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-10 Sat 17:32 - R3 - mu/rew
NOLO

Food in cage: 268g F
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-10 Sat 09:55 - R3 - ME/SAG

Leftovers: 263
Food in cage: 281 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO

263g LO removed
2015-10-09 Fri 17:20 - R3 - kf/mm
92g Fish head LO(r)

Food in cage: 266g whole F
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-09 Fri 09:45 - R3 - meg
88 g LO(R)
Food in cage: 256 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-08 Thu 16:30 - R3 - var/kdw/ltm/kmc
100g LO(R)

Food in cage: 240 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-08 Thu 09:39 - R3 - mkf
Food in cage: 250 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO

52 g lo (r)
2015-10-07 Wed 16:31 - R3 - ja/stp/hmo/kmc
67g F LO(R)
was sitting on perch next to door, flew perch to perch!

Food in cage: 239 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-07 Wed 09:30 - R3 - lrm/kg
NOLO

Food in cage: 271 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-06 Tue 16:49 - R3 - mmc/emf
241 g lo(R)

Food in cage: 285 g WHOLE FISH
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-06 Tue 09:30 - R3 - nen
Food in cage: 253 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
73 g Fishhead Lo - rem
2015-10-05 Mon 16:00 - R3 - RDC,LGW,KG
Food in cage: 256 g WHOLE FISH 
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO


140g LO
2015-10-05 Mon 09:30 - R3 - amt

Leftovers: 0
Food in cage: 256 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO

BAR, perched and jumped to ground a couple times. Wobbly
2015-10-04 Sun 17:21 - R3 - apo/cad/sas
NOLO

Food in cage: 254 g WHOLE FISH
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-04 Sun 10:00 - R3 - ces/laf
NOLO

BAR, perching. Jumped to ground when we entered the enclosure.

Food in cage: 260 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-03 Sat 17:47 - R3 - mes
Food in cage: 247 g WHOLE FISH
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO

NOLO
2015-10-03 Sat 10:55 - R3 - NEN/ja

Leftovers: 270
Food in cage: 250 g WHOLE FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
LO's were all small pieces
2015-10-02 Fri 16:37 - R3 - kf/mm/mah
Food in cage: 248 g FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
198 g F lo - rem
2015-10-02 Fri 10:08 - R4 - me

Weight: 3240 grams
BAR. NOLO
Feet look good. Weight is down despite good appetite -> Increase food.

Left wrist bumper is loose so replace it.

MOVED TO: R3 - a little less traffic and he was getting stressed where he was.

WNV PCR test NEG. Serology still pending

Food in cage: 190 + 199 g FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-01 Thu 16:39 - R4 - var/kdw/kmc
200g LO(R)
flying around!

Food in cage: 213 g whole FISH (+ vit + Ca) Watch food intake carefully
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-10-01 Thu 09:25 - R4 - fs/mf
Food in cage: 223 g FISH (+ vit + Ca) Watch food intake carefully
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
nolo
2015-09-30 Wed 16:33 - R4 - ja/stp/hmo/kmc
nolo

Food in cage: 198 g FISH (+ vit + Ca) Watch food intake carefully
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-09-30 Wed 16:30 - R4 - ja/kmc
Bird was hanging from perch when approached from outside cage without entering,
went inside to make sure he wasnt stuck and he flew to the ground (was not
stuck at all)then flew back up onto the perch when I left cage and perched fine,
not sure why he was hanging
2015-09-30 Wed 13:10 - R4 - ces
Perching.
2015-09-30 Wed 12:03 - R4 - des
Perched on log on ground. A little stressed and mouth is open a bit but no
tremors. It looks like he ate the food on the perch and the ground.
2015-09-30 Wed 09:02 - R4 - des/ces
I heard flapping and commotion from the cage.  Bird was hanging from the perch.
One talon was caught in wrist bandage. He got to the ground and untangled
himself. Able to stand but severe tremors and ataxia.
I grabbed him and brought inside. Placed on oxygen via mask.
Midazolam 0.15 ml IM
Meloxi 0.7 ml IM

Bird calmed down pretty well. Checked wrists - no wounds. Added tega to left
bumper to keep if from getting snagged again.

Returned to cage.
Food in cage: 229 g fish - most on perch but a small piece also on a brick.

Will watch carefully today. The tremors definitely seem to get worse when
stressed.
2015-09-29 Tue 17:08 - R4 - ces/mmc
214 g lo(R)

Perching, BAR

Food in cage: 204 g FISH on perch
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-09-29 Tue 11:38 - R4 - rew
 

CBC


Collection date 2015-09-29
WBC count 17200
Corrected count 16053
Het/Neut 75% - 12039
  Bands 1+
  Toxics 0+
Lymphs 14% - 2247
Eos 5% - 802
Mono 6% - 963
Baso 0% - 0
Thrombocytes
PI 2
Hemoproteus NEG
Leukocytozoon NEG
Plasmodium NEG
Source/read by des
Maybe a few bands but otherwise normal morphology
2015-09-29 Tue 08:40 - R4 - des/me

Weight: 3315 grams
BAR. Perched. NOLO - just a small scrap of fish.
Still pretty easy to grab.

Pulled blood for recheck CBC and WNV tests - pending
Reinforced wrist bumpers.

Food in cage: 217 g FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO

Meds given PO with a small piece of FF



PCV/TS


Collection date 2015-09-29
PCV 42 %
TS 3.1 g/dl
Buffy
Serum clear
Sample



Collection date 2015-09-29
Type serum
Notes
Results
WNV titer : POS at 1:512 dilution consistent with natural exposure 2015-10-09
Sample



Collection date 2015-09-29
Type whole blood
Notes
Results
WNV PCR : NEG - 2015-10-02
2015-09-28 Mon 16:21 - R4 - lgw/kg
199 g lo(R)

Food in cage: 204 g FISH PLACED ON PERCH
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 2.25 cc (1.5 mg/ml susp) PO
2015-09-28 Mon 14:47 - R4 - sat/des

----------- ORDER CHANGE -------------
Switch to oral meloxi
2015-09-28 Mon 09:00 - R4 - sat/des
BAR. On ground but looks good. NOLO
Tail wrap is off but I think it disintegrated in the rain. Tail in good shape.

Did not grab.

Food in cage: 201 g FISH (+ vit + Ca)
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 0.60 cc ml oral solution in food. This was incorrect - not enough

----------- ORDER CHANGE -------------
Stop SQ fluids, midazolam, FF

Need to get WNV test done ASAP
2015-09-27 Sun 16:24 - R4 - rew/cad/apo/sas
222g Sq LO(r)

BAR, perched. QAR, stayed on perch when placed back up there after treatment.

Food in cage: 210g F - placed on perch
Force feed: 84g fl - was not difficult, but did have to FF.
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Midazolam: 0.15 ml (5 mg/ml inj) IM
Meloxicam: 0.60 cc (5 mg/ml inj) IM
2015-09-27 Sun 15:15 - R4 - rew
Perched, BAR. Has not eaten yet.

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2015-09-27 Sun 10:58 - R4 - ces
Perching! 

Had moved squirrel, but not eaten it.
2015-09-27 Sun 08:50 - KR2 - ces

Weight: 3205 grams
All food, SQ and Q, LO(R)

Standing at front of the cage. QAR. Very easy to grab and handle during
treatments but alert and responsive. No tremors noted.

Was difficult to FF.

Moved to R4. Standing. Quiet.

Food in cage: 219 g SQ cut-open (+ vit + Ca)
Force feed: 80 g FL
SQ fluids: 100
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 0.6 cc (5 mg/ml inj) IM
Midazolam: 0.15 ml (5 mg/ml inj) IM


----------- ORDER CHANGE -------------
start FF as needed, switch to BID midazalom
2015-09-26 Sat 17:58 - KR2 - rew/mes
All F LO(r)
All SQ LO(Left)

BAR, standing, strong! Likes to see--did not use head towel.

Quiet after midazolam. Walking around in circles in kennel when returned.

Not much in the way of mutes seen in kennel.

Food in cage: 128g Q c/o
Force feed: 14g fl R (not swallowing readily, didn't force the issue)
SQ fluids: 100
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Meloxicam: 0.6 cc (5 mg/ml inj) IM
Midazolam: 0.15 ml (5 mg/ml inj) IM
2015-09-26 Sat 16:15 - KR2 - rew
BAR, standing, looking out, very visually alert. Not jumpy. 
2015-09-26 Sat 13:30 - KR2 - rew/rep/me
BAR, standing in front, looking out. A bit feisty at the start, quiet when
returned to kennel after midazolam. Did not spazz out after midazolam.

Midazolam: 0.15 ml (5 mg/ml inj) IM
2015-09-26 Sat 12:30 - KR2 - rew
Standing, BAR 
2015-09-26 Sat 09:30 - KR2 - me/sag/rep

Weight: 3225 grams
Food in cage: 201 g whole FISH (+ vit + Ca) Watch food intake carefully
SQ fluids: 100
Terbinafine: 1/4 tab (250 mg tab) PO
Midazolam: 0.15 ml (5 mg/ml inj) IM
Meloxicam: 0.6 cc (5 mg/ml inj) IM
Check eyes: OU - brief check but bird was getting stressed so we stopped -
retinas appeared a bit "rough"
153 g LO - rem
Bird standing and fairly BAR, struggling some during treatments
applied wrist bumpers to both wings

Stood up immediately after tretaments

Reduced Midazolam per DES
2015-09-25 Fri 18:51 - KR2 - rew
Standing, very quiet but alert. 

Heard one bird jump in the back, but we think it was the vulture. Not
completely sure. Eagle looking around.
2015-09-25 Fri 17:35 - KR2 - rew/kf
Breathing seems normal, but bird is still very lethargic. Able to hold head up
at times, but mainly sleeping it off. No seizures heard. Bird had buried head under
towels - readjusted it, and he shook his head and yawned before going back to
sleep.

Did not grab per DES.

Food in cage: 183g F c/u
2015-09-25 Fri 15:48 - KR2 - des
Sleeping/non-responsive. Breathing easily and slowly but very bradycardic (HR
approx 50 BMP). Prognosis very poor but maybe it is just heavy sedation from
the midazolam.
2015-09-25 Fri 15:33 - KR2 - des
 

CBC


Collection date 2015-09-25
WBC count 10400
Corrected count 11786
Het/Neut 68% - 8014
  Bands 0+
  Toxics 0+
Lymphs 24% - 2828
Eos 2% - 235
Mono 6% - 707
Baso 0% - 0
Thrombocytes
PI 2
Hemoproteus NEG
Leukocytozoon NEG
Plasmodium NEG
Source/read by des
Not the best slide. Morphology WNL
2015-09-25 Fri 15:14 - - des

Weight: 3251 grams, Keel score: 3.5
History from BRWI:

He arrived Sunday evening after he was noted to be struggling in Lake James. Nina
pulled him out, noted neurologic deficits such as tremors and odd movements, and
sent him up. On arrival, he was very weak, but didn't display any seizure like activity.
He was dull, but aware, and standing. Body condition fairly good, eyes and ears
clear, no nystagmus or blood noted. Mild abrasions medial right R/U area.
We administered LRS SQ and 5% dextrose PO, as well as Vit-B complex IM. I pulled
blood and we let him rest with a heat lamp. At that time, PCV was around 40%, TS
= 3.8 g/dl. I didn't have a strong suspicion of lead, but went ahead and saved blood
to submit for blood lead level.
He didn't eat Sunday night, but was alert and perching Monday am. He ate a couple
of rats and had plenty of feces. He at well Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday afternoon,
Nina noted that he was "dumpy" after she had gotten him out to apply a tail wrap.
I got a call Thursday (I am currently in Florida) that he was having similar seizure-like
activity as he did when he was in the water. He was given LRS SQ and midazolam SQ,
to which he responded well and rested for the remainder of the day. He was seen
preening by late afternoon. He was also started on King Bio's Liver Detox spray.
He was seizing again this am, so was given midazolam again. Since I am many miles
away, he's headed your direction. I have attached a CBC; no results of BLL yet,
but I will forward when I get them.


------------- PHYSICAL EXAM FINDINGS ----------------
Behavior and Neuro : QAR, Tremors
Mouth : WNL
Clavicle and coracoid : WNL
Abdomen : WNL
Vent : WNL
Body condition score : 3.5
Left wing : WNL
Right wing : WNL
Left leg : WNL
Right leg : WNL
Retrices : Has tail wrap in place
Ectoparasites : Many large lice

Gave midazolam 0.35 ml IM before exam. Became very agitated and was breathing
hard right after injection. Placed on oxgyen via mask, then slowly knocked down
with ISO.
VD rad WNL except for small, round MFD right mid coelom. No evidence of entry
wound.
Collected blood for CBC/chem/lead - CBC pending

LRS 120 ml SQ
Meloxi 0.5 ml IM
Sprayed with Bronco
Terbinafine 250 mg tab (1/4 tab) PO once recovered.
Setup on towels to recover. Slow, rough recovery while upright.

Muscle enzymes/K+ high - trauma/capture etc.
Liver/BA WNL
PCV a little high - dehydration

Lead toxicity ruled out so AVM and WNV are top differential. Will treat for WNV
with supportive care and 1.0 mg/kg meloxi. Need to get another look in eyes.






PCV/TS


Collection date 2015-09-25
PCV 51 %
TS 2.9 g/dl
Buffy
Serum straw
Blood lead


Collection date 2015-09-25
Level 5.50 ug\dL
Chemistry


Collection date: 2015-09-25
AST 2387 (U/L) CK 2358 (U/L) UA 3.6 (mg/dl)
Glu 292 (mg/dl) Ca 10.8 (mg/dl) Phos 3.0 (mg/dl)
TP 3.7 (g/dl) Alb 2.0 (g/dl) Glob 1.7 (g/dl)
K+ 5.1 (mmol/l) Na+ 145 (mmol/l)
Hem 0, Lip 0, Ict 0
Eye exam


Exam date - 2015-09-25
Examiner - des
RIGHT LEFT
PLR Menace PLR Menace
+ + + +
Stain Stain
DNE DNE &nbsp
Right eye:
PLR present but definitely decreased
compared to OS. PC WNL
Left eye:
Lots of mucuso on cornea. Did not
get a good look in PC but it seemed
a bit dark.

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2015-09-20 Sun 15:38 - KR2 - des
 


PCV/TS


Collection date 2015-09-20
PCV 56 %
TS 5.4 g/dl
Buffy 1.0 %
Serum
CBC


Collection date 2015-09-20
WBC count 18400
Corrected count 18400
Het/Neut 88% - 16192
  Bands 1+
  Toxics 1+
Lymphs 1% - 184
Eos 5% - 920
Mono 5% - 920
Baso 1% - 184
Thrombocytes adequate
PI 2
Hemoproteus NEG
Leukocytozoon NEG
Plasmodium NEG
Source/read by Avian and Exotic Lab
Some toxic, degranulated hets with bandlike nuclei seen.
 

 

Lancaster Police Officers Bring in Badly Injured Owl at the End of their Shift

Lancaster OwlHUNTERSVILLE: Four Lancaster police officers drove an injured barred owl to the Carolina Raptor Center early Monday morning hoping to save its life.

The officers brought the injured owl to the Raptor Center after their shift was over in their personal vehicle. Cpl. Ken Warlick and Cpl. Josh Kelly found the owl face down on the yellow line on Arch Street near Willow Lake Road.

It appears the owl was hit by a car and suffered head trauma and eye issues. When the owl arrived, Raptor Center staff was very concerned.

"We've got a long way to go toward recovery," said Michelle Miller Houck, Carolina Raptor Center.

For the rest of the story follow this link:

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/features/2015/03/13/lancaster-police-officers-hope-to-save-owl-hit-by-car/70273474/

 

Call for Artists! Eagle's Landing Gift Shop at Carolina Raptor Center 

ScottpartridgeHuntersville, NC: Carolina Raptor Center is redesigning our gift shop to include a selected number of local artists from the Charlotte region. We are looking for potters, painters, weavers, knitters, jewelry designers, sculpters and more to consign their creations in our Eagle’s Landing Gift Shop. To enter, please fill out this form and attach a photo of no less than 3 items with pricing information. Questions? Call Michele Miller Houck at 704-875-6521 x 128.

Items are not required to be specifically bird related but should be made of natural or green materials and should complement the natural world. We are looking for items in a variety of price ranges.

Scott Partridge is a featured
artist at Carolina Raptor Center.

Submissions Due April 6, 2015
Artist Interviews April 13-17, 2015
Opening Reception May 16, 2015

 

   

Charlotte and Carolina Raptor Center to Host Annual IAATE Conference, February 18-21, 2015

IAATE-logo-600wCHARLOTTE: If the peregrine falcons are more active uptown this February, we can tell you why! The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators is holding their annual conference in Charlotte, hosted by Carolina Raptor Center.

Every year, the conference gathers trainers, educators, and bird consultants to a zoo, aviary or raptor center around the world. The conference is chock full of paper and poster presentations, workshops and entertainment during the four day run. The staff of Carolina Raptor Center pitched and won the conference two years ago and has been working with IAATE leadership on the planning committee over the past year to make it happen. CRC may be one of the smallest organizations to ever win the conference, a testament to the respect that it garners in the industry.

 

 

 

Frugal Traveler Stops at Carolina Raptor Center

NY Times blogger Seth Kugel visited CRC early this month and wrote about his visit in the blog entry about Charlotte. He and his friend, Charlotte attorney Jeff Aldrich, visited CRC one afternoon and ran into Amber, Natalie, Jake and Muriah training birds and had a great time asking questions and learning about raptors. Click on the link below to read the whole story.
 

 

 

 

   
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