Archive for September, 2006

Ritka 28 Aug

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

The hematoma on Ritka’s side seems to have dead skin on top. It looks like the skin will come off. Topview: Ritka is still wearing the muzzle which she seems to like better than the cone head look. Side View

Ritka 29 Aug

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

We went back to visit the Animal Emergency Hospital to let them see Ritka back on her feet. She was wriggly and very happy to see the folks that saved her. Dr. Shawell said I should keep the dead skin and wound moist. Time form lots of bag-balm and antibotic ointment. Other than the sores […]

Ritka 3 Sept

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Ritka continues to do well and gain weight. I’ve added her regular kibble, Evo, to the ID. We have phased out the rice, but I have continued the cottage cheese just cause Ritka likes it and she eats the kibble better. The cottage cheese and rice was a low-fat, easy to digest diet – it’s […]

Farli & Ritka 5 Sept

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Farli, Ritka and I visited our regular vet today. Farli was checked because the Rimadyl is no longer controlling her arthritic pain. The most painful part for Farli is the transitioning from standing to sitting. Farli will go back for a full orthapedic exam next week. I brought home some Tramadol HCl which Dr. Adams […]

Farli 6 Sept – Vestibular Syndrome

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

I got home today about 3pm. Since Farli was in the back yard and is losing her hearing, she did not know I was home. I took advantage of this to give Ritka an extra meal as Ritka needs to gain weight and Farli needs to loose weight. When I looked out the window, I […]

West Nile Virus Found In Sage Grouse

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Local News 8 – Regional – West Nile Virus Found In Sage Grouse This short report notes that sage grouse in Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Oregon have been confirmed to have West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV is an infectious viral disease with a significant mortality rate in birds. The fact that the already-marginal populations of […]

Sept 14 Ritka Opthamology

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Ritka went for a re-check with the ophthalmologist. Her eyes looked good for the ocular exam. The previously present inflammation has resolved. Atropine drops can be discontinued. Prednisolone can be decrease from drops 3 times a day to 2 times a day. She will be at 2 times a day for two weeks. Then once […]

Hawk History

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Wesley and I have been licensed falconers since 1981. I trapped a female Harris Hawk, Rusty, in Hebbronville on 23 Dec 1991 as my gift to myself for completing my master’s in biomedical engineering. Soon Rusty decided that she was Wesley’s bird. We have flown several other Harris Hawks over the years. One we returned […]

Farli 16 Sept – Vestibular Disease

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Farli went to see Dr. Adams on Thursday 7 Sept. She tested all of the cranial nerves and their function was normal. She showed rotary nystagmus, head tilt, and severe ataxia. The techs also took blood, feces and urine for their senior dog complete exam. By Friday 8 September, Farli seemed to be getting her […]

Hawks 17 Sept – Shelby’s first hunt this season

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Sept 17 Sunday evening we went for a short hunt of about 30 minutes. Farli seemed to walk/trot straighter and really enjoy the hunt. yet. That evening the head tilt was worse (because she was tired?). This was the first time we took Shelby our male Harris hawk out this season. He has been living […]