Sioux Co Swainson’s Hawk

a "Dawn" bath Admission Date: 25 May 2015
Outcome: Released, 6 October 2015
Location of Rescue: Sioux County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Undetermined
Patient Status: Patient Archive

Alex with Sioux County Conservation rescued a juvenile (HY14) Swainson’s hawk. This hawk has an old injury to the radius, but the bigger issues included the slimy gook covering the feathers and really HUGE feather lice. A “Dawn bath” took care of the slime.


13 August 2015
Tail feathers are growing in nicely

2 June 2015
The lice seem to like this hawk... the hawk has had one round of droncit and two rounds of ivomec and there are still lice (usually these two wormer medications will get rid of all internal and external parasites). The hawk cannot leave the ICU crate until the lice are gone.