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Egg Yolk Peritonitis in an Eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus)

M. Thangapandiyan, P. Krishnaveni, V. Kumar and G.V. Sudhakar Rao

Department of Veterinary Pathology, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai - 600007, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2020 : 97 (09) - pages 31 to 32
(Received: February, 2021, Accepted: August, 2021)


Postmortem examination of an Eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus) revealed the presence of inspissated yellowish yolk materials in the abdominal cavity and ruptured follicles. Escherichia coli was isolated from the heart blood and oviduct swabs. Peritonitis and salphingitis were observed. The case was diagnosed as Egg yolk peritonitis caused by E. coli.

Key Words: Egg yolk peritonitis, Eclectus parrot, Escherichia coli

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