Stabilisation of scoliosis in two koi (Cyprinus carpio)

P. D. Govett, N. J. Olby, Denis J Marcellin-Little, D. S. Rotstein, T. L. Reynolds, G. A. Lewbart

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Two koi (Cyprinus carpio) from the same pond developed similar lesions of scoliosis. Radiographic examinations showed that their spines had become malaligned as a result of vertebral compression fractures involving T14 to T16. The vertebrae in both fish were stabilised with screws, k-wire and polymethylmethacrylate. They both appeared to improve after surgery, but they began to decline and died within three months. A postmortem examination revealed multi-organ inflammation that was not associated with the surgical implants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Record
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 24 2004
Externally publishedYes

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