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Crop Burn in a Sun Conure (Aratingasolstitialis) and its Surgical Management

V. Vijay Kumar, Mohamed Ali, B. Gowri Shankar, M. Gokulakrishnan, Mohamed Shafiuzama and S. Ayyappan

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai 600 007, TANUVAS, Chennai 600 051

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal December 2022 : 99 (12) - pages 56 to 57
(Received: , Accepted: )


A 20days old sun conure was presented with the history of oozing of ingesta from the crop region for the past one day. The bird was fed with commercial baby bird formula which was heated in the microwave before feeding. Physical examination revealed perforation of the crop and ingesta coming out through the opening. Surgery was performed under isoflurane anaesthesia. Crop and skin were sutured using No.4.0 PGA. The bird had an uneventful recovery.

Key Words: Sun conure, crop burn, anaesthesia

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