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SURGICAL RECTIFICATION OF THREAD ASSOCIATED GLOSSOPTOSIS IN BROWN POTRIGES 

S. A. Muhammad, A. A. Farooq, M. S. Akhtar, G.  Muhammad1 and A.  Shakoor 1

Department of Clinical Sciences, Gomal College of Veterinary Sciences, Gomal University, D. I. Khan,
1 Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery,
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Abstract

     Two male brown potriges aged 8-12 months were brought to the outdoor clinic of the Department of Clinical Sciences, Gomal College of Veterinary Sciences, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan for the treatment of downward displacement of tongue in the oral cavity. On examination, the tongue alongwith laryngeal apparatus was found present in the lower pharyngeal region. Further examination revealed a tense thread like material transversing along the trachea/oesophagus. Palpation of the crop revealed the same thread like structure present not only in it but also extending on to the distal digestive tract. On the basis of the clinical assessment, a presumptive diagnosis of glossoptosis was made. On ingulviotomy, a thread was found passing from oesophagus through to the next chambers. The thread was cut as high as possible through the crop. The crop wound was closed by simple interrupted approximating sutures pattern, followed by a similar suturing of the skin. Daily antiseptic dressing was carried out by povidone-iodine application on cutaneous wound. The operated birds started taking the normal feed within a period of 12-24 hours. The skin stitches were removed after 7 days.

Key words: Glossoptosis, thread-associated, rectification, brown potriges.

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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