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Diagnostic imaging of peripheral vestibular disease in a Chinese goose (Anser cygnoides).
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PMID:  24881151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A 20-year-old Chinese goose (Anser cygnoides) presented for severe left-sided head tilt and circling to the left. Peripheral vestibular disease associated with otitis media extending into the left quadrate bone was diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. Otoscopy confirmed a ruptured tympanic membrane, and a brainstem auditory evoked response test confirmed loss of hearing in the affected ear. Surgery to remove the caseous material and long-term medical therapy improved the bird's head tilt and quality of life. Otitis, hearing loss, and vestibular disease are rare in birds but can be managed after appropriate investigation. This is the first reported use of multiple advanced diagnostic tests and successful treatment of vestibular disease in a goose.
Katie W Delk; Johanna Mejia-Fava; David A Jiménez; Marc Kent; Kathern Myrna; Joerg Mayer; Stephen Divers
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of avian medicine and surgery     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1082-6742     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Avian Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512497     Medline TA:  J Avian Med Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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