Barred Owl: from head trauma to flight
An adult barred owl was brought to the Wildlife Medical Clinic on a cold February day. Volunteers quickly appreciated classic signs of head trauma: dazed look, inappropriate reaction times, blood in the mouth and nares, and even a deviated mandible (lower jaw).
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day this year, the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs hosted a Day of Service.
Registrants signed up for a variety of service projects taking place the afternoon of January 15 at the Illini Union. Members of the Wildlife Medical Clinic were asked to help run the “Animal Toys” project. Naturally, several Residents made appearances with our WMC Wildlife Ambassadors. Continue reading
Case by Faith Ramsey, VM19
Triage and Presentation:
A Barred Owl was presented to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital Emergency Room in November 2017 for head trauma and hyphema (blood) in the left eye.