International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part A (2019)
A rare case of subcutaneous emphysema in a 28 weeks old rooster
Author(s): Khaled Kaboudi
Abstract: Subcutaneous emphysema with unknown etiology was diagnosed in a 28 weeks old rooster suffering from respiratory difficulties in a free-range flock situated in the region of Sidi Thabet (northeast of Tunisia). Clinical exams, done at the avian clinic of the National Veterinary Medicine School of Tunisia, revealed a high quantity of gas accumulation under skin. Gas was detected in whole body. Radiographic examination showed diffuse radio-transparent zones confirming the emphysema without other anatomical modifications in the different internal organs and skeleton. Simple use of needle puncture was able to relieve the condition and animal was treated with antibiotic injection during three days. Eventually, rooter was recovered.
How to cite this article:
Khaled Kaboudi. A rare case of subcutaneous emphysema in a 28 weeks old rooster. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2019;4(5):23-25.