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This short link below is of "Harry", a beautiful adult male Red-shouldered hawk that was struck by a vehicle yesterday. The right eye might be permanently damaged because the pupil isn't responding to light.
I fluroscein stained the eye to make sure there was no uptake and once I saw the cornea wasn't compromised, started using Prednisone eye drops to help reduce inflammation and to help the blood resorb in the anterior chamber. The other thing I'm doing is dosing with oral Meloxicam, which is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory which reduces brain swelling, which can lead to damaging the optic nerve. Once the optic nerve is compromised, the bird goes blind and has to be euthanized.
Releasing one-eyed diurnal raptors is possible and since he is an adult, might be a good release candidate, but only after he can pass the live prey testing, which is where a lot of resources are spent...on live food, because I have to purchase those at the retail level and that hurts the pocketbook!
Update on 'Carter' the Great horned owl that came in a week ago...
He will be in hospital for a few weeks while his shoulder mends and could really use your support to feed this little bottomless pit! You can go over to www.hawktalk.org and click on the 'donate' button for a fast, safe and simple PayPal walk-through, or snail mail it to:
P.O. Box 130
Holly Springs, Ga
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Owls frequently collide with vehicles because they are gliding close to the ground, listening/pursuing their supper...
Dr. Martinez always allows me to make the decision as to how far we take a patient and I decided to give the little guy a chance. Started him on steroid eyedrops to try to clear up some of the blood in the anterior chamber, oral fluids, along with oral metacam that helps with pain and inflammation. Now we wait...
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