A tiny Northern Saw-whet owl with a broken wing was acquired by The Owl Foundation late last week. It isn’t known how the owl broke his wing and The Owl Foundation brought him to our clinic so he could be assessed and to see whether or not the wing could be repaired.
|After an examination and x-ray, an open fracture of the right humerus was diagnosed, meaning the bone in the upper right wing was sticking out through the skin.|
Dr. Evan Mavromatis tackled the challenge of repairing this fracture in a lengthy surgery. Due to the small size and diameter of the owl’s bones, Evan had to employ some creative ideas to stabilize the fracture.
The Owl Foundation is a charitable organization that helps injured and orphaned owls get to a point where they can survive on their own in the wild. Our veterinarians and staff volunteer their expertise and surgical services for The Owl Foundation.