IA 44 Red-tailed Hawk

Admission Date: 10 September 2015
Outcome: Euthanized, 10 October 2015
Location of Rescue: Dallas County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Suspect collision with vehicle
Patient Status: Patient Archive

A motorist came upon an injured red-tailed hawk along Iowa 44 in Dallas County and took to a nearby veterinary clinic. Cassie picked up the hawk and reports that there is an old compound fracture in the right wing. Crossing fingers that this bone can be aligned, wrapped, and begin the mending process.


10 October 2015
This humerus fracture was not healing, is described as a non-union, and this hawk was humanely euthanized.