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Peregrine Falcon #17-1231 update

In the days following its admission, Peregrine Falcon chick #17-1231 was eating well, though was not gaining weight. The rehabilitation staff offered multiple meals a day, and had carefully calculated how much food a growing falcon needed. On Sunday, the tiny falcon ate well in the morning, but regurgitated most of its mid-day meal. Dr. Ernesto examined the chick and found food and fluid in the bird’s airway; he carefully cleaned the bird’s glottis and trachea and started the bird on fluids and antibiotics.  Within an hour, the falcon died.

from Wildlife Center of Virginia RSS http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/patient-updates/peregrine-falcon-17-1231-update-0
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