Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res J. Vet. Pract. 9(3): 21-23
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S. Ramesh1*, N. Pazhanivel1, S. Meignanalakshmi1,S. Subapriya1, R. Sokkalingam2

1Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chennai-600 007, Tamil Nadu, India; 2Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Chennai-600 007, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract | A pet blue gold macaw was brought to the local Pet Clinic, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and India with a history of inappetence for more than 7 days for diagnosis and treatment. The bird was treated for the symptoms of dehydration followed by antibiotics for suspected bacterial infection. After treatment with rehydrating fluids and antibiotics, the bird showed improvement; however, it died after two days of therapy following which a detailed necropsy was conducted. Postmortem examination revealed intussusception of proventriculus with no foreign bodies or parasites detected either in the proventriculus or gizzard. Intestines showed scarce contents with no apparent signs of endoparasites. Histopathological examination of the visceral organs including liver, spleen, pancreas, kidney, lungs, proventriculus, ventriculus and intestine revealed congestion. In addition to congestion, spleen revealed haemorrhages while intestine showed mononuclear infiltration and necrosis on microscopic examination. Based on the gross and histopathological findings, it was concluded that the bird suffered from intussusception of proventriculus which caused the death of the bird.


Keywords | Blue Gold Macaw, Intussusception of proventriculus, Pathology