A Case of Ventral Abdominal Hernia Associated with an Ectopic Egg in an Albino Budgerigar and Evaluation by Infrared Thermography

Ersenal B., ÖZSOY S.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.27, no.2, pp.265-269, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.9775/kvfd.2020.25113
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-269
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


A four-year-old albino budgerigar was presented to Department of Wild Animal Diseases and Ecology clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, with complaints of abdominal swelling. An ectopic egg and abdominal hernia were diagnosed as a result of radiographic evaluation, and then the hairless, swollen abdominal surface area was evaluated by infrared thermography. In a budgerigar, an abdominal hernia case with ectopic egg was presented for the first time and evaluated for the first time by thermography. In thermographic imaging, the maximum temperature was obtained from the skin surface area on the right side of the hernia sac corresponding to the area where the egg was found on the radiograph. It is thought that heat increase has occurred due to inflammatory fibrin formation process around the ectopic egg. Clinical parameters of the patient were in normal range so the surgical operation was successfully performed under general anesthesia, and the ectopic egg was removed and the abdominal hernia was repaired.