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Radiographic gastrointestinal contrast study in the ostrich (Struthio camelus).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14599167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ten gastrointestinal contrast studies were performed with barium on seven clinically healthy ostriches. Concentrations of 25-100% w/vol liquid barium sulfate at 7 and 10 ml/kg were administered by stomach tube after withholding food for 16 h. A 6-frame technique for left-to-right lateral views in standing and a 3-frame technique for the dorsoventral views in sternally recumbent adult ostriches were used for survey and contrast radiographs. Objectives were to describe the appearance of the normal gastrointestinal tract with contrast radiography and to provide a guideline for optimal dosage and concentration of barium sulfate as well as a reliable protocol for frequency of radiographs. Structures that were consistently identified included the esophagus, proventriculus, ventriculus, duodenum, jejunum, proximal, and distal rectum. Due to the superimposition of the remainder of the small intestine, individual components were difficult to differentiate. The caeca were inconsistently highlighted and only for a short time. The ventral pouch of the coprodeum never filled with contrast medium.
Wencke M Wagner; Robert M Kirberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1058-8183     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-05     Completed Date:  2003-12-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9209635     Medline TA:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  546-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Diagnostic Imaging Section, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Barium Sulfate / diagnostic use
Contrast Media
Digestive System / anatomy & histology*,  growth & development,  radiography
Radiography, Abdominal / veterinary
Struthioniformes / anatomy & histology*,  growth & development
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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