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Surgical Management of Benign Articular Cyst on Leg in a Free Range Indian Black Kite (Milvus Migrans)

Kiran Bendale, Saral Desai, Poonam Gera, Asawari Patil and Pradip Chaudhari

Comparative Oncology Program, Advance Centre for treatment Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410210, Maharashtra

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2019 : 96 (6) - pages 49 to 50
(Received: December, 2018, Accepted: March, 2019)


A young Indian black kite (Milvus migrans) was presented with swelling on left hock joint and bumble foot lesion on sole of right leg. After initial care, kite was subjected to surgical amputation of the left leg above hock joint under isourane gaseous anesthesia. Tumor like lesion was surgically removed successfully and sent for histopathology studies. Kite was kept on oral antibiotics enrooxacin and daily dressing with antiseptic ointment. Histology revealed benign infective cyst with calcication. In conclusion, early management and proper diagnosis of such benign cyst may be considered to provide good quality of life to free range birds.

Key Words: Black kite, benign cyst, surgical management

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