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31 07, 2019

Hawk with a Fractured Wing

2020-02-14T07:06:00-08:00July 31st, 2019|CurrentNews, Wildlife Medical Care|

A red-tailed hawk was found on the runway at Long Beach airport and brought into our Wildlife Program with a broken wing. Our ultimate goal is to fix the wing and release the hawk back into the wild. There is no guarantee that will happen, but we are willing to give it a try. Graphic surgical photos later in this page.  Our Wildlife Program admission form gives you more details when it was brought in by Long Beach Animal Control on September 29th, 2018 It had a band to help us trace its origin (number 1967) and learn more about

16 07, 2019

Front Leg fracture

2020-02-14T07:03:02-08:00July 16th, 2019|Rabbit|

This bunny was presented to us unable to use his left front leg. After an exam by one of our doctors it was determined that the leg might be broken.  A radiograph revealed the extent of the injury. Our friend is nice and cozy just before his radiograph You can see his fracture/dislocation near the L marker  A special lightweight but strong plastic splint with foam padding is custom sized for his leg Several layers of cotton padding are used to hold the leg stable yet keep him comfortable  It looks heavy but it is actually light. This much cotton is needed to stabilize

8 07, 2019

Bladder Stone Removal

2020-02-14T07:01:34-08:00July 8th, 2019|Guinea Pig|

Mr. Darcy was having symptoms of not feeling well and with blood in his urine, so his mom brought him to see Dr. Meredith Kennedy for a thorough exam. During his exam, Dr. Kennedy palpated Mr. Darcy's bladder, and noticed he was uncomfortable. As part of his routine diagnostic tests a radiograph was taken. Mr. Darcy has not one, but two, stones in his bladder. Do you see them in this radiograph, just to the right of center? If you can't see them this view might help It is not too often that Guinea Pigs get these stones. Bladder stones