Final update on Thys the spotted eagle owl

Thys

Unfortunately our patient Thys, the spotted eagle owl, had died.

His condition deteriorated gradually and he started showing disease symptoms like excessive mucus production in the mouth and loss of appetite. We suspect it could have been Trhichamoniasis, a disease commonly found in birds. We immediately started him on the necessary medication, but often in birds the symptoms only show up long after the bird had been infected, and by the time one notices it the disease had already spread through the system. It is very likely that with the trauma of being hit by a car, his immune system was weakened which made him more susceptible to diseases.

We are very sad to have lost him, but take comfort in knowing that we tried our best.

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