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1 June 2016 Cloacal Prolapse in Raptors: Review of 16 Cases
Thomas A. G. Dutton, Neil A. Forbes, Daniel Calvo Carrasco
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Sixteen cases of cloacal prolapse in raptors were reviewed in this study. Colonic prolapse was the most common presentation (56% of cases). Red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) were overrepresented, comprising 66% of colonic prolapse cases. In cases of colonic prolapse, postsurgical stricture formation was a commonly identified complication after resection and anastomosis of the colon. A novel technique was used in 2 cases of colonic prolapse, in which sterile, semirigid rubber tubing was placed in the distal colon and removed per-cloaca at the end of the procedure; this facilitated a secure, fluid-tight anastomosis while maintaining sufficient intestinal lumen. Oviductal prolapse (31% of cases) was associated with the most guarded prognosis (40% treatment success). Cloacoliths were treated successfully in 2 birds (13% of cases) by minimally invasive per-cloacal manual removal.

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Thomas A. G. Dutton, Neil A. Forbes, and Daniel Calvo Carrasco "Cloacal Prolapse in Raptors: Review of 16 Cases," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 30(2), 133-140, (1 June 2016).
Published: 1 June 2016

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