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1 September 2016 MEASUREMENT OF INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE IN THE DOMESTIC PIGEON (COLUMBIA LIVIA)
Maneli Ansari Mood, Seyed Mehdi Rajaei, Seyed Sohail Ghazanfari Hashemi, David L. Williams
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The purpose of this study was to establish intraocular pressure values in clinically normal pigeons. One hundred (52 male and 48 female) healthy pigeons (Columbia livia) of six different breeds, ranging in age from 20 to 51 mo were used in the study. Pigeons were gently physically restrained in a dorsoventral position without any pressure or extension to the head and neck. A rebound tonometer with a disposable probe was held horizontally and 4–5 mm from the central corneal surface. Calibration of the device was set to “P.” Overall, the mean ± SD intraocular pressure values of all eyes were 6.1 ± 0.9 mmHg (ranging from 3 to 9 mmHg). Mean ± SD values for left and right eyes were 6.1 ± 1.0 and 6.0 ± 1.2 mmHg, respectively. There was no statistically significant difference in IOP between the left eye and right eye or between males and females (P = 0.49; P = 0.74). Analysis of variance revealed that there were no significant differences in the IOP between the breeds (P = 0.22).

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Maneli Ansari Mood, Seyed Mehdi Rajaei, Seyed Sohail Ghazanfari Hashemi, and David L. Williams "MEASUREMENT OF INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE IN THE DOMESTIC PIGEON (COLUMBIA LIVIA)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(3), 935-938, (1 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.1638/2015-0102.1
Received: 7 May 2015; Published: 1 September 2016
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