May 02 2018

Saw-Whet Owl *Update*

Mar 26, 2018 This saw-whet owl was assessed by our doctors at the National Wildlife Centre after sustaining head trauma. Initially he was unable to fly and was very quite- most likely with a massive head ache! With supportive care including oxygen, anti-inflammatories, and other pain medications this small raptor began to fly again!

An eye exam revealed ulcers on both eyes. This requires eye drops three times a day as the ulcers heal. Our doctors are keeping a close eye on these eyes to ensure they heal according to plan to allow for a successful release.

Thank you to all involved in this bird’s care including Shades of Hope wildlife rescue.

Update, May 2, 2018: Our owl finally healed it’s ulcers. Our medical team did a final check before giving him the all clear for release and had the pleasure of returning him back to the wild!

Thank you to Shades of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary for providing excellent care for this little owl and for letting us be a part of his release!

Release day!!Remember our saw-whet owl with the corneal (eye) ulcers? After long term eye drops, pain management, and even a debridement, this owl finally healed it's ulcers. Our medical team did a final check before giving him the all clear for release and had the pleasure of returning him back to the wild! Thank you to Shades of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary for providing excellent care for this little owl and for letting us be a part of his release!

Posted by National Wildlife Centre Canada on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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