Iran J Vet Surg, Print ISSN: 2008-3033, Online ISSN: 2676-6299

Document Type : Clinical Report


1 post graduate student of veterinary Surgery, Department of Clinical Science, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

2 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.


Case description- A 6 month old common mynah (Acridotheres tristis) of unknown sex, weighing 200 g, was referred to Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Ferdowsi University. The mynah had history of swallowing a foreign body for one day. Clinical findings- Circular-like radiopaque foreign body was seen from thoracic inlet to distal end of the celomic cavity in the lateral and ventrodorsal radiographs. Treatment and outcome- Because the foreign body can cause obstruction and this condition is life threatening, the surgical removal was done. The crop was approached through 3-cm incision to remove the foreign body. Exploration in the crop was done and the foreign body was removed carefully. The crop incision was sutured in one simple interrupted layer. Procedure resulted in a favorable outcome for the bird. Clinical Relevance- Successful surgery of foreign body has not been described in mynah frequently. According to circular-like foreign body that extends from crop to abdominal cavity this situation is a very rare case.


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