01112019 Eastern Screech-Owl - 1

assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
Route 9, Columbia City, IN
Admission Date: 
01/11/2019
Cause of Admission: 
Eye injury

Last night around 10:30 p.m., Paul K. found an eastern screech owl on Route 9 south of Columbia City.  He rescued the owl and carried it to work for safe keeping.  This morning Paul deliver the owl to ICU for evaluation.  The owl is active but appears to have an eye injury.

01/17/19 This owl is in our treatment center. His eye injury, a corneal ulcer, is being treated with an antibiotic. It will take a few weeks of treatment to determine if it will be successful.

01/24/19. The corneal ulcer seems to be improving. This owl will be in our treatment center for a while longer in order to continue antibiotic treatment for its eye.

02/01/19 This owl's eye has taken a slight turn. It does not seem to be healing the way we had hoped. It is possible that this bird will need to be placed as an education bird. This is  one very feisty bird

02/08/19. This owl is still receiving treatment for its eye injury but it is eating well . Seems to be recovering otherwise

02/21/19 This bird is being prepared to become an education bird. It's eye injury is not improving. We cannot release a bird back into the wild that can not survive on its own. We have a volunteer who will work with the bird until it is comfortable being handled . Then it will be placed in a facility as an education bird

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