An anatomical study of the respiratory air sacs in ostriches.

@article{Bezuidenhout1999AnAS,
  title={An anatomical study of the respiratory air sacs in ostriches.},
  author={Abraham J Bezuidenhout and Hermanus Bernardus Groenewald and John Thomson Soley},
  journal={The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research},
  year={1999},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={317-25}
}
An accurate description of the number, location and relative position of the air sacs and their diverticula in the ostrich is essential for a better understanding of the pathogenesis of air sacculitis in this bird. The air sacs were studied in ten ostriches of varying ages by latex or silicone casting of the respiratory tract and dissection. Results revealed that the air sacs of the ostrich conform to the general pattern in birds. Cervical, lateral and medial clavicular, cranial and caudal… CONTINUE READING

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