This case study demonstrates the diagnosis of a captive Andean condor with brodifacoum toxicosis and successful treatment with a blood transfusion and vitamin K] therapy.
Serial packed cell volume (PCV) and total solids (TS) by day in a captive Andean condor with brodifacoum rodenticide toxicosis.
Packed cell volume (PCV) and total solids (TS) values in a captive Andean condor with brodifacoum toxicosis by case day after presentation.
The Andean condor program is international in scope and involves a number of U.
The Andean condor, found throughout the Andes from Colombia to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, is threatened in its northern range and has become rare in Venezuela and Colombia.
The Los Angeles Zoo is proud to be part of the Andean condor Species Survival Program," said Susie Kasielke, Los Angeles Zoo curator of birds.
With wingspans of 10 feet or more and weighing up to 25 pounds, Andean condors are the world's heaviest fully-flighted birds.
Andean condors once ranged all along the Andes Mountains and Pacific coast of South America, from Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego.
From the beginning, the idea was to test methods on the relatively common Andean condors to learn how to manage and breed California condors in captivity.
For the next step, 11 Andean condors hatched at Patuxent and the Bronx and Miami zoos were sent to be released into the wild in 1980 on the Sechura Peninsula, a hot, dry, hilly desert running along Peru's northern coast.
Although four of the released Andean condors died in the first two years, the other seven birds not only survived, but thrived.
If we can get them to produce two eggs each next year (as has been done with Andean condors at Patuxent and other zoos), we could conceivably get 10 more chicks.