Prognostic accuracy of the proventriculus: Keel ratio for short-term survival in psittacines with proventricular disease

Sophie E. Dennison, William M. Adams, Philippa J. Johnson, Brian S. Yandell, Joanne R Paul-Murphy

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Abstract

The proventriculus:keel ratio was evaluated as a prognostic indicator for short-term survival in parrots with proventricular disease. Measurements were made from right lateral radiographs of 41 parrots with proventricular disease. Results were compared with the previously described abnormal proventriculus:keel ratio range and to short-term clinical outcome at 1-month postdiagnosis. The ratio in all parrots was >0.52, and 39% of parrots succumbed to their disease within 1 month of diagnosis. There was no significant association between the proventriculus:keel ratio and survival duration (P=0.9). The proventriculus:keel ratio is a sensitive indicator of proventricular disease in parrots but is insensitive as a prognostic indicator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-486
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ileus
  • Neuropathic gastric dilatation
  • Parrot
  • Proventriculitis
  • Radiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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