Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res J. Vet. Pract. 8(4): 45-47
Http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.rjvp/2020/8.4.45.47
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Andreia Garcês1*, Luís Sousa2, Roberto Sargo2, Filipe Silva2,3, Isabel Pires3

1Inno- Serviços Veterinários, Department of Microbiology, R. Cândido de Sousa 15, 4710-503 Braga, Portugal; 2Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre of University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (CRAS-UTAD), University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Quinta de Prados 5000-801, Vila Real, Portugal; 3CECAV, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Quinta de Prados 5000-801, Vila Real, Portugal.

 

Abstract | In this paper, the authors report a case of a swim bladder torsion at the ductus communicans in a 15-year-old goldfish (Carassius auratus, Linnaeus 1758). The lesion was observed at post-mortem exam. Its aetiology is not yet well understood, and in the presented case could have resulted of the conjugation of different factors: previously traumas, postural changes, and the corporal condition of the animal. Torsions in swim bladders are not common and still very poorly documented. This report is also a reinforcement of the importance of the post-mortem exam in these animals.

Keywords | Pathology, Fish, Carassius auratus, Torsion, Swim bladder