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Mouth to Beak CPR Revives Bald Eagle (Video)

Mouth to Beak CPR Revives Bald Eagle (Video)

 

A seriously injured American Bald Eagle was saved by a Oregon veterinarian the other day.  Dr. Jeff Cooney was performing an examination of the bird’s injuries under anesthesia when the eagle named Patriot stopped breathing.  Dr. Cooney gave mouth to beak resuscitation and quickly got Patriot to start breathing on his own again.

In what was thought to be injuries caused by an automobile, the raptor sustained a fractured wing and dislocated elbow and wrist.

“The dislocated shoulder and his paralyzed right leg are his major problems right now,” Dr. Cooney told KTVZ News. “His shoulder is really badly damaged… if he was going to live forever in pain from the shoulder injury, I’d have to euthanize him.”

Let’s hope it will not come to that.  Keep up with Patriot’s progress by following him on Twitter.

 

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Photo: Flickr: Tambako the Jaguar http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/

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3:24PM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

What a hero!!

7:17PM PDT on May 30, 2012

good luck,Patriot

1:48PM PDT on May 30, 2012

great news

4:29PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Keep fighting, Patriot.

9:28AM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

God Bless you Dr. Cooney. We will all be praying and waiting to hopefully hear good news regarding Patriot. How many more magnificent animals are going to suffer because of the using of lead in bullets ? It seems more and more hunters are getting more careless and inhumane. I don't believe in killing any animal unless you are going to eat it or feed your family.

7:29PM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

I hope he has a full recovery.

3:20PM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

Very nicely done. That's a first for me.

5:14AM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

thanks for sharing this article and video, very interesting :)

5:05AM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

Poor eagle. They are such amazing birds. It is hard to see anything, animal and human in pain.

1:06AM PDT on Jul 24, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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