Enucleation in birds of prey.

Christopher J Murphy, D. E. Brooks, T. J. Kern, K. E. Quesenberry, R. C. Riis

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Enucleation in birds requires special consideration. Two case reports are presented as examples of 2 techniques for enucleation in raptors. The first technique utilizes a transaural approach and is suitable only in owls that have extensive external ear openings. The major advantage of this technique is that it allows complete histologic examination of the globe. The second technique is a globe-collapsing procedure that is suitable for any avian species. This technique precludes complete histologic examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1234-1237
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)


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