Caption: Figure 1: Vaginoscopy is conducted in an anesthetized ewe in dorsal recumbency
. The laparoscopic surgical port device is inserted in the vulva, allowing insufflation with carbon dioxide gas and insertion of a 10 mm diameter rigid telescope for complete examination.
The nanday conure described in Figure 1 in dorsal recumbency
for surgical correction of the left lateral body wall hernia that contained the oviduct.
If coelomic fluid accumulation is suspected during clinical examination, radiography would be contraindicated, as dorsal recumbency
could potentiate any compromise of respiration.
The patient was placed in dorsal recumbency
, and the surgery site was prepped aseptically.
The patient was anesthetized as before, and coelomocentesis was performed with a 20-gauge intravenous catheter before positioning the parrot in dorsal recumbency
. Coelomocentesis yielded 12 mL of fluid with a similar appearance to the previously collected coelomic effusion.
Conclusions and Clinical Relevance--Results indicated that anesthetized Humboldt penguins had the lowest air sac volume and highest lung densities in dorsal recumbency
. Therefore, this recumbency may not be recommended.
General anesthesia using Isoflurane provided good muscle relaxation and analgesia and dorsal recumbency
helped in easy reposition of hernial contents into the abdomen.
Radiographic views in right lateral recumbency and in dorsal recumbency
were obtained (Figs 1 and 2).
The animal was taken in to dorsal recumbency
and abdomen was prepared for left paracostal laprotomy incision.
The hawk was placed in dorsal recumbency
and the right foot was prepared for aseptic surgery.
Animal was restrained in lateral or dorsal recumbency
depending on surgical manipulations.
The onset time and dorsal recumbency
duration time were measured and recorded.