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Mouth To Beak CPR Saves Bald Eagle

Submitted by on July 18, 2011 – 12:00 pmNo Comment
Mouth to Beak CPR, image from video

Mouth to Beak CPR, image from video

A veterinarian gives mouth to beak CPR to save a Bald Eagle.

The Bald Eagle was found in June by two women after it had been hit by a car in Oregon. The bird was brought to Dr Jeff Cooney. Jeff is an associate professor of biology at Central Oregon Community College, as well as a veterinarian specializing in raptor rehabilitation.

The Bald Eagle was under anesthesia for an exam and physical therapy. While under anesthesia, the bird stopped breathing. Jeff springs into action and gave the bird mouth to beak resuscitation.

In the video below, you can see the bird’s chest rise and fall with each breath.

Jeff said:

He has gained 10 percent of his body weight and is eating fish like crazy. His attitude is greatly improved, and he’s starting to act like a normal, rambunctious bald eagle.

Jeff goes on to say that the Bald Eagle is well on his way to recovery and that the bird’s fractured wing and dislocated elbow and wrist are all healing. The dislocated shoulder and his paralyzed right leg are his major problems right now. The next several weeks will determine if the bird can be released or live in a facility where the bird can get a second chance being used for educational purposes.

Good luck!