A novel herpesvirus associated with serious eye problems in a great horned owl
Owls are not the classical patients seen in veterinary practices, but they are occasionally seen and need to be examined and treated if possible. An adult greatâhorned owl (Bubo virginianus; GHOW) presented with a history of recurrent corneal ulceration of the right eye (OD). Findings included ulcerative superficial keratitis, proliferative conjunctivitis, and iris pigmentary changes. Finally, a novel herpesvirus was identified that caused the signs and was critical to choose the appropriate theray.