Infraorbital Sinus Flushing in Birds (Disease Investigation & Control - Treatment and Care)
|Type of technique||Health & Management / Disease Investigation & Control / Treatment & Care / Techniques:|
|Synonyms and Keywords||--|
description outlines the procedure as described by Waine (B11.34.w2), with additional notes from Coles (B14).
N.B. Hold hypodermic needle almost parallel to skin when entering sinus (B14).
|Appropriate Use (?)|
|Notes||N.B. sinuses are
large - suggested flushing volumes range from 5ml for a small duck such as a common teal Anas
crecca to 30ml for a large swan.
Collecting a sample of the contents of the sinus aseptically allows bacterial culture and sensitivity testing (B11.34.w2).
Anaesthesia not required in quiet birds (B14).
|Complications/ Limitations / Risk||Care to avoid the eyeball (B14).|
|Equipment / Chemicals required and Suppliers||Appropriate blade, syringe, medication.|
|Expertise level / Ease of Use||Procedure should only be undertaken by an individual with appropriate clinical training and practical experience; this would usually be a veterinarian or someone with advanced veterinary technician training.|
|Cost/ Availability||Not expensive, unless expensive medication is used.|
|Legal and Ethical Considerations||In some countries there may be legislation restricting the use of this type of technique to licensed veterinarians. For example in the UK: "The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 (Section 19) provides, subject to a number of exceptions, that only registered members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons may practice veterinary surgery."(see: LCofC1 - RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct 2000 - Treatment of Animals by Non-Veterinary Surgeons).).|
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