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Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery

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June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Christina Doukaki, Dr MedVet, Hugues Beaufrère, Dr Med Vet, Minh Huynh
International conferences on avian medicine and surgery aim to disseminate scientific and evidence-based information in the form of oral presentations and posters. Most manuscripts presented are printed in the conference proceedings as abstracts. Subsequent publication in a scientific peer-reviewed journal is the natural outcome of the research cycle, although studies have shown that the vast majority of conference abstracts are not published. The purpose of this study was to explore 1) the fate of abstracts presented in avian conferences (Association of Avian Veterinarians, European Association of Avian Veterinarians, International Conference on Avian Herpetological and Exotic Mammal Medicine) in the years 2011-2015, 2) assess the publication rate in peer-reviewed journals, 3) describe the time course of subsequent publication, and 4) identify factors associated with increased likelihood of publication...
June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Matthew E Kinney
To determine the effect of capture and restraint on hematologic, plasma biochemical, and venous blood gas values in Dalmatian pelicans ( Pelecanus crispus), blood samples were collected and temperature and heart rate were recorded in 13 pelicans (5 males and 8 females) immediately after capture from a large field exhibit. Repeat sampling was performed after transport, a mean of 74 minutes after initial evaluation. When compared with values at initial sampling to the time of capture, significant increases were documented in the heterophil : lymphocyte ratio (H : L), carbon dioxide (CO2 ), bicarbonate (HCO3 ), total carbon dioxide (Tco2 ), base excess (BE), and partial pressure of carbon dioxide (Pco2 ) values after 74 minutes...
June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Tamara Kruse, Trevor Zachariah, Rita McManamon
An adult, wild-caught, female Florida scrub jay ( Aphelocoma coerulescens) was evaluated because of an observable mass on the ventral neck. Initial physical examination and diagnostic tests were performed, which revealed a subcutaneous mass. Surgical removal of the mass was attempted, but the bird died during surgery. Results of necropsy and histopathologic evaluation identified the mass as thymic lymphoma with proventricular metastasis. Immunohistochemical staining revealed strong cytoplasmic immunoreactivity for CD3 in the thymic mass and within the predominant lymphoid population in the serosal proventricular masses, which confirmed metastasis of T-cell lymphoma...
June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Cecilia Galicia, Vanessa Hernandez Urraca, Luis Del Castillo, Jaime Samour Mvz
A three-dimensional (3D) prosthesis was designed and built for a red-lored Amazon parrot ( Amazona autumnalis) with a pre-existing amputation of the distal left leg at the tibiotarsal-tarsometatarsal joint and injuries to the right leg caused by cage companion aggression. The prosthesis consisted of a straight main imprint, with a round element at both ends to provide stability, and a bridge connecting this to a socket without a bottom where the stump could be accommodated and held securely with self-adhesive bandaging...
June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Jennilee Morrison, Cheryl B Greenacre, Robert George, Sherry Cox, Tomás Martín-Jiménez
Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that has been used orally and intramuscularly in numerous avian species, but not studied to date, in African penguins ( Spheniscus demersus). The study describes the pharmacokinetic parameters of meloxicam after oral and intramuscular administration to African penguins. Several pilot studies were conducted initially where meloxicam (1, 0.5, and 0.25 mg/kg) was given intramuscularly to 4 birds, and orally (1 mg/kg) to 2 birds. Based on pilot study results, one group of 8 penguins was given meloxicam 0...
June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Christal Pollock
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June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Amanda Marino
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June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Peter M DiGeronimo, Nicholas A Crossland, Angela Jugan, Javier G Nevarez, Thomas N Tully, Dawn E Evans
A 5-year-old sexually intact male Toulouse goose ( Anser anser domesticus) was presented for ataxia, polyuria, and polydipsia. The goose was cachectic and exhibited head tremors. Results of plasma biochemical analysis and point-of-care glucometry revealed persistent hyperglycemia. Despite supportive care and oral glipizide, the goose died within 48 hours of presentation. Necropsy revealed severe pancreatic atrophy and fibrosis with regionally extensive cerebellar encephalomalacia and generalized Purkinje cell degeneration and necrosis...
June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
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June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
LoraKim Joyner, Héctor Orlando Portillo-Reyes
The population of the Central American scarlet macaw ( Ara macao cyanoptera) and other parrots have and continue to decline throughout the region largely from poaching to supply the illegal wildlife trade. Conservation efforts address this issue through protection efforts, including community patrols and government engagement, as well as nest monitoring, rescue and release operations, capacity building, and education and consciousness raising programs, all of which rely on long-lasting relationships and commitment...
June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Andrew G Hill
Horner syndrome was identified in 25 of 30 777 avian admissions to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital during 2010-2016. Unilateral ptosis and erection of facial feathers were distinct findings on physical examination and consistent across 9 species. Affected birds were biased toward adults (64%) suffering traumatic injuries (88%). Concurrent injuries requiring treatment were present in 38% of cases, and 76% had additional neurologic deficits. Prognosis for release was poor, with an overall success rate of 32%. Resolution of clinical signs increased to 44% with higher doses of meloxicam and required an average hospitalization of 22 days (range, 3-78 days)...
June 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Tariq Abou-Zahr, Daniel Calvo Carrasco, Naomi Shimizu Dvm, Neil A Forbes, Thomas A G Dutton, Fiona Froehlich, Filippo De Bellis
We reviewed 11 cases of superficial chronic ulcerative dermatitis (SCUD) in psittacine birds that presented to an exotic animal practice over an 8-year period. African grey parrots ( Psittacus erithacus) were overrepresented, accounting for 55% of SCUD-affected birds. All affected birds were hand-reared pets and bonded strongly to their owners. In all cases, fungal culture results were negative. The most commonly cultured bacteria were Enterobacter cloacae (27%), followed by Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus (both 18%)...
March 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Dana Franzen-Klein, David McRuer, Vincent A Slabe, Todd Katzner
A male juvenile bald eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia with a left humeral fracture a large quantity of anthropogenic debris in the ventriculus, a blood lead level of 0.616 ppm, and clinical signs consistent with chronic lead toxicosis. Because of the poor prognosis for recovery and release, the eagle was euthanatized. Lead isotope analysis was performed to identify potential anthropogenic sources of lead in this bird. The lead isotope ratios in the eagle's femur (0...
March 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Jonathan M Cracknell, Alistair M Lawrie, Lisa Yon, Jane S Hopper, Yolanda Martinez Pereira, Eve Smaller, Romain Pizzi
Coracoid fractures are a frequent presentation in wild birds, commonly caused by collisions with motor vehicles, windows, or other obstacles such as pylons. Despite this, there are few reports of outcomes, and those published consist of small numbers of birds with conflicting results when comparing conservative management with surgical intervention. To determine outcome success of conservative management in a larger population of wild birds, records of 232 adult wild birds in the United Kingdom (UK) with closed unilateral coracoid fractures confirmed on radiography and surviving more than 48 hours after admission were retrospectively analyzed...
March 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Marike Visser, Heather Walz, Stephanie Shrader, Jey Koehler, Jamie Bellah
An adult bald eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) presented for nystagmus and an inability to fly. On physical examination, the eagle was open-mouth breathing and tachycardic at 200 beats per minute, had a wrinkled cere and sunken eyes, and was an estimated 10% dehydrated. Additionally, the eagle was extremely weak, with neurologic abnormalities including bilateral proprioceptive deficits, nystagmus, and no pupillary light reflex in the left eye. Despite aggressive treatment, the eagle continued to decline rapidly and subsequently died...
March 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Pavel Slunsky, Janine Weiß, Alexander Haake, Muhammad Shahid, Leo Brunnberg, Kerstin Müller
A 2-year-old Pomeranian goose ( Anser anser) weighing 8.1 kg was examined because of non-weight-bearing lameness of the right limb. A closed, transverse, diaphyseal fracture of the distal third of the right tibiotarsus with a craniolateral displacement of the distal fragment was diagnosed radiographically. Surgery under general anesthesia was performed to repair the fracture with a 14-hole, 2.7-mm locking plate fixed with 6 screws in a bicortical manner. Two days later, the bird was fully weight-bearing on the leg...
March 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Anthony A Pilny
A 23-year-old, 425-g male African grey parrot ( Psittacus erithacus) was evaluated for chronic ulcerative dermatitis of the axillary regions under both wings. Initial swab cultures of the sites had revealed a coagulase-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) with marked antibiotic resistance. A second swab culture obtained 8 weeks after the initial culture showed heavy growth of a coagulase-positive Staphylococcus species, which could not be speciated, but showed the same sensitivity as the previous culture...
March 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Juan J Perez-Rivero, Angel R Lozada-Gallegos, Jose A Herrera-Barragán
Assisted reproduction techniques in birds have been developed for zootechnical purposes and have been adapted for use in conservation of wild bird species. To develop a technique for obtaining follicles in live hens, 5 Rhode Island red hens ( Gallus gallus domesticus) were anesthetized, and abdominal ultrasound was performed to confirm the presence of ovarian follicles. A left celiotomy then was performed to obtain follicles in different stages of maturation for in vitro fertilization. The follicles were located by digital exploration, then extracted by isolating each follicle with the index finger of each hand, holding it by the stigma, and then applying slight traction towards the exterior of the coelomic cavity until the follicle separated from the ovary...
March 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Amanda Marino, Laurie Hess
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March 2018: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
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