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Volvulus in a Pigeon (Columba livia)

C. Theophilus Anand Kumar, K. Senthilkumar, R. Mahaprabhu, M. Latha Mala Priyadharshini and M.G.Jayathangaraj

Department of Wildlife Science, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai-600007, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2019 : 96 (4) - pages 76 to 77
(Received: November, 2018, Accepted: December, 2018)


The post-mortem examination carried out on the carcass of a pet pigeon, with the history of anorexia and dullness before death, revealed Volvulus. The emaciated carcass of the female pigeon grossly revealed atrophied pectoral muscles, congestion of the cardiac vessels, trachea, liver, kidneys, spleen, besides intestinal loop twisted on its axis. The histopathological findings were congestion of blood vessels and desquamated epithelial cells in the lumen of the intestine besides congestion of heart, trachea, liver, lungs, kidneys, gizzard, duodenum, pancreas, caecal tonsils and ovaries.

Key Words: Asian Pigeon, Volvulus, histopathology.

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