Dante Luis Di Nucci* and Martin Pablo Falzone
Temaikèn Foundation, Ruta 25 Km 0,700 Belén de Escobar, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
A 5-year-old intact female black-legged seriema (Chunga burmeisteri) was presented for behavioral changes and slight decrease in activity (minor vocalization and less mobility in enclosure). Physical examination revealed a firm, moderate dilation in the caudal coelom. A semi-spherical mass of greater radiodensity than soft tissues was observed in the region of the cloaca on radiographs. A cloacolith measuring approximately 4x3.7x3 cm was extracted manually. Cloacoliths are uncommon conditions in birds, and this case is the first record of cloacolith in Chunga burmeisteri.
Keywords: Avian, Black-legged seriema, Chunga burmeisteri, Cloacolith, Impaction.
Cite this paper:
Di Nucci, D.L. and Falzone, M.P. 2017. Cloacal impaction with cloacolith in a
black-legged seriema (Chunga burmeisteri). Open Vet. J. 7(4), 391-393.