Salpingitis in a 12-year-old Quaker Parrot
A 12 year old female Quaker Parrot was presented for vomiting/regurgitation despite a ravenous appetite. The patient was treated for ascites two weeks prior. During that time an enlarged oviduct was also seen with ultrasonography. Past medical history included chronic egglaying and chronic feather picking. On presentation, the patient was quiet, but alert and perching. Major physical exam abnormality was a distended abdomen. A CT scan revealed a small mass in the right caudal coelomic cavity and a fluidfilled tubular structure on the left side of the coelomic cavity. A definitive diagnosis of salpingitis and eggyolk coelomitis was made after an exploratory coeliotomy and histopathology of the removed oviduct. The patient was treated supportively and surgically. This seminar paper will discuss the challenges of diagnosis and treatment of salpingitis in birds.
Parrot; Salpingitis; Salpingohysterectomy; Oviduct; Egg; Coelomitis; Leuprolide acetate; Bird; Avian; Quaker; Case studies