Apr 23 2018

NWC Doctors Save a Swan

Dr Sherri Cox and Dr. Trinita Barboza of performed a life saving surgery on Saturday at their new location in Caledon. The surgery was complicated because a fishing hook had migrated to the trachea of this swan. It impaired the birds respiratory system, further complicating the anesthesia. Both Doctors handled the complex scenario with skill and grace. Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre were so grateful for Dr. Cox’s willingness to help. Her dedication to helping wildlife is constantly encouraging. The swan will have two more weeks of recovery and then back to the wild.

Post Operative Update: Our swan was bright, alert, and happy to have a drink of water. Although he had intravenous fluids throughout surgery, he was quite happy to enjoy a drink of water on his own after recovery.

Mute Swan Post-Op

Further to Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre posting on the swan surgery that our doctors performed to remove the hook, fishing line, and lead sinker, we thought you might enjoy his post-operative attitude! He was bright, alert, and happy to have a drink of water. Although he had intravenous fluids throughout surgery, he was quite happy to enjoy a drink of water on his own after recovery.

Posted by National Wildlife Centre Canada on Monday, April 23, 2018

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