An improved colostomy technique in turkeys.


1. A modified method for colostomy of turkeys was developed which allowed normal and consistent gains for 4 to 8 weeks. 2. Female Nicholas turkeys, 5 to 7 weeks of age and weighing 1.2 to 2.2 kg body weight, were subjects. Major adjustments in the technique included: transfixing of the peritoneum with 4 stay sutures prior to opening, suturing the peritoneum to the seromuscular coat of the colon, eversion of the end of the colon and joining of adjacent skin to the rim of the colon. 3. Urine was collected in a plastic bag attached around the vent with a urine collection fitting. Faeces passing through the colostomy were collected on a tray below the cage.

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@article{Jirjis1997AnIC, title={An improved colostomy technique in turkeys.}, author={Faris F Jirjis and P E Waibel and Gary E. Duke and J. M. McNab}, journal={British poultry science}, year={1997}, volume={38 5}, pages={603-6} }