A feather cyst causing vertebral bone lysis and spinal cord compression in a Lohmann Brown layer

Journal of the South African Veterinary Association

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Title A feather cyst causing vertebral bone lysis and spinal cord compression in a Lohmann Brown layer
Creator Samkange, Alaster Mushonga, Borden Kandiwa, Erick Bishi, Alec S. Segwagwe, Basiamisi V.E. Muradzikwa, Erdwin
Subject veterinary science Lohmann Brown layer; spinal cord compression; feather cyst; Neudamm; Namibia
Description A feather cyst in the cervical region which, through complications of inward growth, resulted in compression of the cervical spinal cord of a Lohmann Brown layer is described. It is postulated that expansion of the cyst exerted pressure on the adjacent cervical vertebra and through bone lysis created an opening through which the cyst protruded, thereby exerting pressure on the spinal cord. The affected spinal cord segment was reduced to a fifth of its normal diameter. The bird most likely died of starvation because of limb and neck paralysis and disorientation. Although the cause of the feather cyst was not conclusively identified, moulting and trauma could have triggered its formation and subsequent growth.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor University of Namibia
Date 2020-02-06
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — case report
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/jsava.v91i0.1758
Source Journal of the South African Veterinary Association; Vol 91 (2020); 4 pages 2224-9435 1019-9128
Language eng
Relation https://jsava.co.za/index.php/jsava/article/view/1758/2473 https://jsava.co.za/index.php/jsava/article/view/1758/2472 https://jsava.co.za/index.php/jsava/article/view/1758/2474 https://jsava.co.za/index.php/jsava/article/view/1758/2471
Coverage Namibia contemporary poultry
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Alaster Samkange, Borden Mushonga, Erick Kandiwa, Alec S. Bishi, Basiamisi V.E. Segwagwe, Erdwin Muradzikwa https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0