January 28, 2008
PULLMAN — The second of two very weak and starving bald eagles found near Colville, Wash., died Friday night at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
The body of the 5 year-old mature eagle “Carpenter” was found in his cage by crews Saturday morning.
“This is a very difficult time for everyone here who works to save raptors,” said Dr. Nickol Finch, who heads up the raptor rehabilitation program at WSU. “We have students and volunteers who spend countless hours fighting to save these great animals, but given these eagles’ poor condition the odds of survival were not good from the beginning.”
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January 28, 2008
PULLMAN – One of two very weak and starving bald eagles found near Colville, Wash., has died at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
The 3-year old juvenile eagle nicknamed “Jordan,” died this morning after crews say she appeared to be resting well overnight. The eagle suffered severe dehydration, hypothermia, and had lost a large percentage of its normal body weight before it was found in the wild unable to fly. During treatment at WSU, the eagle remained very lethargic and was not eating well. Veterinary care providers said Jordan passed quietly in its enclosure.
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November 13, 2007
PULLMAN – A bald eagle brought to WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine has made a full recovery and will be released at noon today, Nov. 13, near Newport, Wash.
The eagle has been nicknamed “Kim” after the woman who first found the bird and took it to her local veterinarian in February. Kim was suffering with a broken wing and lead poisoning. Surgery repaired the delicate bones in the wing and special medical techniques were employed to flush the lead form its body. The long rehabilitation required tube feedings and eventually a gradual program to rebuild the eagle’s strength.
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March 23, 2007
DEARY, Idaho – An injured golden eagle was successfully returned to the wild March 22 near Deary, Idaho. The bird was discovered unable to fly near Okanogan, Wash., several months ago and was referred to the raptor rehabilitation team at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Wing fractures of unknown origin prevented the bird from flying and have since healed successfully. Before it was sent to WSU, it was thought that the bird, although healed, may not fly again. Thanks to several months of care and retraining the eagle has made a full recovery.Healed eagle takes flightBefore the release, the Potlatch Corporation donated … » More …