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  • 1 Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
History

A wild young adult bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was admitted to the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Emergency Service after being found lying down by a good Samaritan. On physical examination, the bald eagle was responsive but dull and lethargic with drooping wings. It was estimated to be 10% dehydrated on the basis of a slow basilic vein refill time. The bird had a prominent keel and poor pectoral musculature, with a body condition score of 1 of 5 and body weight of 2.42 kg (5.32 lb). Hematologic evaluation revealed moderate anemia (PCV, 25%; reference range,

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Address correspondence to Dr. Greenbarg (ehg@uga.edu).