Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Egg Binding in a White Pekin Duck (Anas domesticus) and its Management

Indramani Nath, Sidhartha Sankar Behera, Biswadeep Jena, Mandakini Sahoo and Dipna Johnson

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology. Bhubaneswar-751003 (Odisha).

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2022 : 99 (4) - pages 38 to 40
(Received: , Accepted: )


A seven month old female white pekin duck (Anas platyrhynchos) was presented with a history of lethargy and irregular egg-laying since a week. On physical examination there was a swelling of the vent with myiasis and on digital pressure one egg was palpable. Dorso-ventral radiograph of the abdomen confirmed the presence of an intact thin shelled oversized egg near cloacal region. On the basis of physical and radiographic examination the case was diagnosed as egg binding condition. With help of lubricant and gentle digital manipulation the condition was relieved.

Key Words: Egg bound; maggoted wound; White pekin duck

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