This afternoon we admitted an adult, female muskrat who became trapped in a fence. Her rescuers removed her from the fence and tried to release her, but she ended up staying in the same spot for a few hours. Because she was weak and wasn’t scurrying away from people, it was recommended that she be brought to WRC.
Upon her physical exam, all her limbs seemed to be in good working condition (she could walk just fine), and no evidence of external trauma was noted. However, she was very weak and quiet, and could have internal injuries that cannot be detected. She will receive subcutaneous fluids and anti-inflammatories for the next few days as we watch for signs of improvement!