barred owl needed surgery

barred owl post-surgery

Through surgery. Removed abscess and stitched. Antibiotics.

Thanks to Iowa Bird Rehabilitation for the rescue of this barred owl in Polk County, Iowa. The owl was admitted with a round-ish abscess at the wrist area on the right wing. After several days of quality meals to get weight back on this owl after being grounded, surgery was scheduled to remove the abscess. This image is post surgery.

Thanks to all involved.