Valvular endocarditis and septic thrombosis associated with a radial fracture in a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Lemon, Matthew J.Pack, LeeAnnForzan, Maria J.
Canadian Veterinary Journal
Companion AnimalsPathology and Microbiology
A free-ranging adult female red-tailed hawk died suddenly after 3 weeks in rehabilitation for a radial fracture. Cause of death was septic thrombosis from a chronic bacterial valvular endocarditis, probably associationed with injury at the fracture site. The challenge of clinical diagnosis of sepsis in wild birds is emphasized.