This small male Great Horned Owl was found unable to fly in Dubois, WY. Thanks to our partners at Wyoming Game and Fish, we were able to quickly get the bird admitted! X-rays showed no fractures, however the bird was holding its left wing low. A full exam also found an old injury to the right iris and some neurological symptoms. Treatment includes cage rest, a body wrap for the drooping left wing, and eye drops.
Update: Thanks to an extensive eye exam by Advisory Council member Dr. Lorimer, the eye injury has healed and no longer requires eye drops!
Date Found: 2.8.20
Location Found: Dubois, WY