Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A (2019)
Foreign body oesophageal obstruction in a goose
Author(s): Saayinzat FE, Oziegbe SD, Buba DM and Gosomji IJ
Abstract: Oesophageal obstruction is the partial or complete blockage of the oesophagus by ingested foreign bodies. This study documents a case of 14-month old goose presented to the Veterinary Clinic with a complaint of dying without premonitoring signs. Physical examination of the dead bird showed no obvious signs of sickness apart from ruffled feathers. Post mortem examination indicated the presence of broken bottle and super sack sponge lodged between the oesophageal junction and ventriculus, with resultant prominent grooves and keratinisation of the oesophageal wall. Histopathology showed phagocytic infiltration and necrosis of epithelial and muscular cells of the oesophagus, while the trachea had oedema and calcification. Apparently, the bird died from suffocation and starvation due to the foreign materials in its oesophagus. The client was advised to ensure clean environment and proper disposal of waste to reduce chances of his scavenging animals consuming foreign materials.
How to cite this article:
Saayinzat FE, Oziegbe SD, Buba DM, Gosomji IJ. Foreign body oesophageal obstruction in a goose. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2019;4(4):19-21.