The swelling and bruising showed significant progression since presentation, and a second bite wound was noted on the mid-caudal aspect of the antebrachium
The covert feathers of the left distal wing were plucked from the dorsal side of the antebrachium
. The surgical site was aseptically prepared and draped for surgery.
Angular limb deformity of the antebrachium
has been frequently reported in literature (Ramadan and Vaughan 1978, Thorp 1994, Singh et al., 2008) and results in abnormal gait and profound discomfort to animal.
Additional affected areas were the caudal dorsum in the region of the pelvis, the ventrum extending caudally to the tail (Fig IB), the ventral aspect of both wings extending from the distal brachium to the proximal antebrachium
, and the hind limbs extending from the proximal tibiotarsus to the distal tarsometatarsus (Fig 1C).
(21-24) These reports include the repair of a large open wound on the distal antebrachium
of a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) (22); degloving injuries on the heads of northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) (23); and wounds on the head of a red-tailed hawk, rock dove (Columba livia), and ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus).
The epiphyses and metaphyses of long bones of the antebrachium
and pelvic limbs all had similar microscopic changes.