Monday, April 6, 2009

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

This is Fletch, Team 2's Male yellow bellied sapsucker. He came into the WMC over the weekend, and today we confirmed that his right radius and ulna are fractured. We are mitigating the pain with some anti-inflammatories and analgesics, and we have stabilized the fracture with a figure eight wing wrap. I think the red matches his feathers nicely. Fractures usually take a little longer to repair, so we expect that Fletch will not be able to enjoy the spring weather anytime soon. It's been rather busy at the clinic, we have actually seen 3 sapsuckers over the weekend, they seem to be out in force!


1 comment:

Stacy said...

Fletch had his fracture surgically repaired late last week and is doing well! He seems to be dealing with the pain better and eating the oranges we give him just like candy!