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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2011  |  Volume: 10  |  Issue: 8  |  Page No.: 991 - 992

A Case of Ventricular Foreign Body in a Goose (Anser anser) (Case Report)

Zulfikar Kadir Saritas, Kamuran Pamuk, Musa Korkmaz, Turan Civelek and M. Volkan Yaprakci


A 10 weeks old, male domesticated goose was presented to Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery Clinics with the complaints of non-appetite, infirmity and sudden weight loss. In clinical examination, the goose had severe abdominal sensitivity and free of any bone fracture. In radiological examination, a foreign body which was suspected as nail was determined in the abdominal region. Under general anesthesia, surgery was performed with the midline incision of the abdomen and then ventriculotomy was done. Foreign body was removed as determined as nail. Incisions on ventriculus and abdomen were closed routinely. Postoperatively, antibiotherapy, pain control and diet management were considered. The goose recovered in a week and appetite was restored normally. This case report aimed to report a rarely encountered ventricular foreign body (nail) in a goose.