Therefore, the unique communication between the nasal cavities and the ventral pouch should be considered and evaluated in future cases of respiratory disease in marabou storks.
Therefore, clinicians who manage cases in which the ventral pouch of marabou storks is involved should rule out disorders of nasal and orbital regions.
9) Proteus species has been isolated in 13% of fresh and dry droppings of marabou storks feeding on waste from dump sites.
Clinical pathology of nestling marabou storks in Uganda.
Key words: ventral air pouch, anatomy, rhinitis, avian, marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus
A 6-year-old, 7 kg, male, captive-born marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) was presented for swelling of the ventral air pouch of 1 month's duration.
The marabou stork was discharged the next day with instructions to the owner to perform nasal flushing twice daily with 5 mL diluted benzalkonium chloride and polyhexamethylene biguanide (F10 Antiseptic Solution, Health and Hygiene [Pty] Ltd, Roodepoort, South Africa) in sterile saline solution (1:250) for 10 days.
After 2 months, the marabou stork was examined in its enclosure.
The most distinctive features of marabou stork are the dorsal and ventral subcutaneous pouches.
5) The particular anatomic features of the marabou stork led to filling of the ventral pouch as a result of the productive infections of the upper respiratory tract.