Burrowing Owl #17-629

Burrowing Owl #17-629
Mar 17 2017

A burrowing owl arrived at the clinic on Friday, March 17, 2017 from Cape Coral, Florida. It was quiet and noted to be dehydrated during its initial exam. It was reported that the owl was possibly hit by a car. It will receive fluids and supportive care.

Status Updates

Issues with the Eye - Mar 27 2017 11:15 am

Upon further examination, a swelling of the cornea (corneal edema) was found in the patients left eye. The eye is being treated with medication; however, it may have to be removed. The patients mentation has improved and it is bright, alert and responsive.


Deceased - Mar 31 2017 11:00 am

Unfortunately, the owl succumbed to its injuries and was not able to recover from its severe dehydration.