It is not easy recovering from a broken jaw! But this Long-crested Eagle has been an exemplary patient, remaining calm and taking the process in his stride and is on the mend after being admitted with a broken top mandible, injured eye, and severe concussion. The broken mandible is healing very well thanks to the impressive handiwork of Dr Oliver Tatham from Vet House Hospital. Unfortunately the vision has been impacted in the injured eye, and there is not much more the eagle can see besides light and shadows. Being a sedentary hunter, and not needing acute vision for pursuit hunting, there is a very good chance he will be able to adjust and function fine with one good eye. There is nothing wrong with his good eye, and although we still have a series of tests for him to pass before we give the all clear for release, we are confident he will pass these with flying colors.
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