Abdominocentesis in Birds

Abdominocentesis or coelomocentesis may be indicated for the accumulation of fluid within one or more of the peritoneal cavities. Peritoneal fluid can accumulate with a variety of diseases, including chronic liver disease, amyloidosis in waterfowl, iron storage disease in mynah birds and toucans, coelomic tumors in budgerigar parakeets, viral infections like Marek’s disease (resulting in cardiac tumors), peritonitis, congestive heart failure, ovarian cysts, and trauma. This article reviews the potential complications of this clinical technique, the equipment needed, sample handling, and cytodiagnosis . . .

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Further reading

Flinchum G. How to perform abdominocentesis in birds. Exotic DVM 3(5):20-21, 2001.

To cite this page:

Pollock C. Abdominocentesis in birds. September 10, 2015. LafeberVet Web site. Available at https://lafeber.com/vet/abdominocentesis-in-birds/