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1 June 2007 Tracheal Resection and Anastomosis in a Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) with Traumatic Segmental Tracheal Collapse
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A male mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) presented for examination for acute respiratory distress and lethargy. The duck had experienced recurrent episodes of respiratory distress since being attacked by a raccoon the previous year, resulting in neck lacerations. Diagnostic tests, including a complete blood count, plasma biochemical analysis, radiography, and tracheoscopy, revealed a collapsed trachea. Surgical correction of the collapsed tracheal segment resulted in resection of 9% of the total tracheal length and subsequent anastomosis. Tracheoscopy performed 2 and 3 months after surgery revealed a healthy mucosa, minimal reduction of the tracheal lumen in the area of anastomosis, and minimal suture granuloma formation.

David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, Mark Mitchell, Cheryl S. Hedlund, Michael Walden, and Thomas N. Tully Jr. "Tracheal Resection and Anastomosis in a Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) with Traumatic Segmental Tracheal Collapse," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 21(2), 150-157, (1 June 2007). https://doi.org/10.1647/1082-6742(2007)21[150:TRAAIA]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 June 2007
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