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Cloacolith in a blue-fronted amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20806660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 4-year-old blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva) was admitted for vocalization secondary to constipation. Saline infusion cloacoscopy revealed the presence of a 2-cm-diameter cloacolith within the coprodeum that was obstructing the rectal opening. The cloacolith was fragmented with a pair of biopsy forceps and the pieces removed. The cloacolith was subsequently analyzed and was composed of 100% uric acid salts. The bird improved completely and was able to defecate normally after the procedure. Cloacoliths are relative uncommon cloacal conditions, and this case documents cloacoscopic findings, rectal obstruction, and confirmation of its uric acid composition by urolith analysis.
Hugues Beaufrère; Javier Nevarez; Thomas N Tully
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of avian medicine and surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1082-6742     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Avian Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-01     Completed Date:  2010-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512497     Medline TA:  J Avian Med Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Skip Bertman Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bird Diseases / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Calculi / complications,  radiography,  therapy,  veterinary*
Cloaca / pathology*
Constipation / etiology,  radiography,  veterinary*
Endoscopy / veterinary

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