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SURGICAL RECTIFICATION OF THREAD-ASSOCIATED GLOSSOPTOSIS IN PEAFOWLS
M. Athar, A. Shakoor, G. Muhammad, M.N. Asi, andM. Saqib
 
Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-38040, Pakistan

Abstract   

    Domesticated and/or caged peafowls (Pavo cristatus) and other fancy birds suffer from a variety of disease conditions due to unnatural habitat and suboptimal managemental practices. The present article scribes glossoptosis (downward displacement of tongue) in four juvenile peafowls caused by kite-flying read wrapped around the base of tongue and terminating somewhere in the lower gastrointestinal tract. le condition was characterized by difficulty in swallowing, chronic inappetance, gasping and a fading body condition. Severing of the proximal part of thread through crop and then unwinding it from the base .the tongue affected an instant relief. As far as could be ascertained, the condition under reference has not been reported heretofore in birds especially in peafowls.    

Key words: Peafowls; Pavo cristatus; glossoptosis; tongue diseases; ingluriotony.

 
   

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



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