Document Type : Original Article
Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran.
Young Researcher and Elite Club, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran.
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of the comparative study of contrast media for gastrography of the mynah bird. This study was conducted on 12 adult male mynah birds. Using different contrast agents, all the birds were studied five times, with a minimum of two days of the time interval between each study. Radiographic tests were performed 1, 5, 15, 30, 60, and 90 minutes after ingesting the contrast agent via using a gavage tract; imaging was performed at a time interval of 30 minutes and continued until the time when the contrast agent reached the cloaca and was excreted. There was a statistically significant difference between the results of digestive system studies using Iodixanol, Iohexol, and barium sulfate in terms of mean scores of the contrast agent’s ability to fill different parts of the gastrointestinal tract, clarity of observations, and observing details of the gastrointestinal tract at all times of radiography (p < 0.05). Iodixanol is less nephrotoxic and is a better contrast agent, however, we do not recommend using Iodixanol and Iohexol diluted by water at a ratio of 1:1.
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