Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal 
ISSN 2218-6050 (Online), ISSN 2226-4485 (Print) 

"Case Report"

Cloacal impaction with cloacolith in a black-legged seriema (Chunga burmeisteri)

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.