A myelographic technique for avian species.

  title={A myelographic technique for avian species.},
  author={Kendal Elizabeth Harr and George V. Kollias and Victor T. Rendano and Alexander Delahunta},
  journal={Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association},
  volume={38 3},
A post-mortem myelogram was used to diagnose a vertabral fracture in a Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). This diagnosis led the authors to believe that myelography would be useful in live birds. In a pilot study using live adult female chickens (Gallus domesticus), mammalian myelographic techniques were modified for avian anatomic differences. A thoracolumbar puncture site was used rather than the lumbar or cisternal site which is commonly used in mammals. The volume of contrast medium… CONTINUE READING

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