GRAPHIC – Eye-injury owl needs urgent surgery

WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT!

We are lucky to have the support of many specialist vets at Wildlife Aid and it is thanks to them that we can save animals with particularly challenging cases.

This tawny owl was brought into us with an injury to one of its eyes from a road accident. The eye was irreparably damaged and was posing a serious infection risk, so it had to be removed.

Luckily, Claudia Hartley, a world-leading veterinary ophthalmologist was quick to jump to our aid, removing the eye in a process known as enucleation.

Owls with one eye survive well in the wild, and after recovering in our centre the owl was ready to be released once again!

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