I am a wildlife rehabber and don't have a lot of experience with adult injuries. I received a morning dove in two days ago. History that I received was that the dove showed up on someone's porch and had been there a couple of days with a bruised wing and missing all but one tail feather. I triaged and saw no visible signs of bites but I always start antibiotics if there is any indication of cat attack. No tail feathers was my indication. I also gave it meloxicam for the wing (swelling at the elbow) and a possible break in one of the small bones. It began loosing a lot of feathers from it's body, mostly the back. It has a large area on it's back that has no feathers now and a good size open sore. Does anyone know if this will happen with a cat attack. We it be able to grow the skin back and feathers over it? I have but some Neosporin on it to keep infection down and hopefully make it feel better. I don't want this little one to drag on in pain if there isn't a chance for it to be released. It is eating, drinking and pooping and had some pretty good fight left in her. Hence the reason I'm hoping she can pull through. Any help would be much appreciated!!