A first-of-its-kind two-hour eye operation on a bird of prey was carried out by an Abbotskerswell vet.
A three-year-old lanner falcon called Enzo was operated on by Jim Carter and Ian Sayers of the Abbotskerswell Veterinary Centre to remove cataracts from both eyes.
Jim is the only recognised specialist in veterinary ophthalmology in the South West and regularly performs cataract surgery on dogs and cats.
Jim said: “Cataract surgery in dogs and cats is a routines part of what I do, but is very different in a bird of prey.
“It was quite an involved procedure and it was successful. Enzo went home the same day so that he could be in more familiar surroundings.”
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