Patient #15987, orphaned barred owl, found in Salisbury NC
Diagnosis: fracture of the right coracoid and right tibiotarsus bones
Early this afternoon we repaired the tibiotarsus fracture. It was a relatively short surgery, only 23 minutes once the area was prepped. We got good alignment and juntion of the bone ends was very tight. The orphan recovered quickly and was standing less than an hour after surgery. It’s remarkable how tough these little guys can be.