Bald Eagle Burned, Recovering from Skin Graft Surgery

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A bald eagle that was found injured on Memorial Day underwent surgery Friday. 
The eagle, injured in June, was rescued by Fontenelle Forest's Raptor Recovery Center.

The animal is recovering from surgery at the Henry Doorly Zoo.

Doctors said the animal suffered an electrical burn on the top of its head. Surgeons and veterinarians removed the charred bone and completed a skin graft.

"So, Dr. Shrader took feathers and skin from the eagle's groin and fashioned it in the shape of the wound on his head, and we sewed it to the top of his head," Dr. Coleen Stice said.
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