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Veterinary Health Center

November 2005

Signalment Species

SpeciesAvian
BreedMacaw
SexMale
Age4 yr

Presenting Complaint

  • Watery droppings

  • Weight loss

  • Lethargy

History

  • Tractor was moving at 20mph, bounced off tire with abdomen and fell about 5 feet to the ground landing on left side.
  • Vomited yesterday and urinated dark brown urine.
  • Ate golf ball about a year ago.

Physical Exam

  • BCS: 1.5/5
  • HR: 150 bpm
  • Wt: 860 grams
  • Weak
  • Lethargic
  • Seeds in stool

Diagnostic Plan

  • CBC

  • CHEM

  • Zinc and Lead Levels

  • Chlamydophila Elementary Body Agglutination

  • Barium Upper GI Study

  • Crop Biopsy

Blood Work Abnormalities

  • Leukocytes 53.0 K/uL (7-22)
    • Differentials for Leukocytosis
      • Stress
      • Infectious disease
        • Chlamydial, bacterial, fungal
      • Degenerative disorders
      • Neoplastic disorders
  • Uric Acid 20.2 mg/dL (1-6)
    • Differentials for Increased Uric Acid
      • Dehydration
      • Renal disease
      • Artifactual
        • Lipemia 
  • CK 4339 U/L (0.5-0.6)
    • Differentials for Increased CK
      • Handling , Injections
      • Muscle wasting
      • Vigorous physical activity

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Figure 1.

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Figure 2.

Interpretation

Case Follow-Up