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Pathology in Practice

Aniela M. Nelson DVM1, Michael P. Jones DVM, DABVP2, and Linden Craig DVM, PhD, DACVP3
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  • 1 Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996.
  • | 2 Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996.
  • | 3 Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996.
History

An adult captive male Harris hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) with a puncture wound to the head was treated by a referring veterinarian. Doxycycline, meloxicam, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole were prescribed. After 1 week of treatment by the owner at home, the wound resolved, but the hawk developed respiratory tract signs including coughing, wheezing, head shaking, and episodes of open-mouthed breathing. On physical examination at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, the hawk had yellow crusty material adhered to the opening of the glottis and respiratory wheezes were detected via auscultation. The hawk was treated with oxygen and placement

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Craig (linden@utk.edu).

Deceased.