Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 9(11): 1959-1963
Http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.aavs/2021/9.11.1959.1963
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Pamela Bejdić1*, Nejra Hadžimusić2, Sabina Šerić-Haračić3, Alan Maksimović4, Ismar Lutvikadić4, Amina Hrković-Porobija5

1Department of Anatomy and histology with embryology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 90, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 2Department of Pathophysiology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 90, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 3Department of Animal Health Economics, Veterinary Faculty, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 90, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 4Department of Surgery, Oncology and Ophthalmology, Veterinary faculty, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 90, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 5Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physiology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 90, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Abstract | The research was conducted with the aim to investigate the morphology of air sacs system in Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) parrots. Five adult birds, two males and three females were used in this study. The lungs and air sac system were injected via trachea with 26% solution of Vinylite mass. The obtained cast showed that these parrots have nine air sacs. The clavicular air sac was the only unpaired, while the cervical, cranial thoracic, caudal thoracic and abdominal air sacs were paired. The morphology of the air sacs was generally similar to that reported in other bird species, however, some specific features were identified. As most prominent among them were a partial fusion of the cervical air sacs, communication between the left and right subpectoral and perirenal diverticula and connection between the claviclar and cranial thoracic air sacs. The present investigation provided detailed and comprehensive data about the morphology of air sacs system in these parrot species and these findings will be very useful for future clinical examination and treatment of this birds.

Keywords | Anatomy, Cast corrosion technique, Air sacs, Diverticula