Barn Owl

This Barn Owl was found injured in Idaho Falls on November 15th. The owl was presumably struck by a car and upon examination, had a broken wing. TRC's team of veterinarians performed two surgeries to get the wing in alignment. They placed an internal pin in the owl's left humerus. The second surgery was successful and the bird is recovering nicely. This bird was released back in eastern Idaho and he in a milestone for TRC! This is the first successful wing pin performed and we're so excited to have him back flying the skies!

Date Admitted: 11.15.16

Date Released: 2.12.17

Location Found: Idaho Falls, ID


Senior Avian Educator Becky Collier holds the Barn Owl after his final X-ray

Senior Avian Educator Becky Collier holds the Barn Owl after his final X-ray

X-rays on the day the owl was admitted show the humerus at nearly a 90 degree angle.

X-rays on the day the owl was admitted show the humerus at nearly a 90 degree angle.

TRC's veterinary team surgically repaired the humerus by placing a pin through the bone to keep it aligned while it healed.

TRC's veterinary team surgically repaired the humerus by placing a pin through the bone to keep it aligned while it healed.

After removing the pin, we took an xray and found that the humerus had successfully healed in alignment.

After removing the pin, we took an xray and found that the humerus had successfully healed in alignment.

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