It is inevitable to encounter many diseases of ostriches in Turkey as a consequence of the rapid expansion of ostrich farming and flocks in this country. Aspergillus fumigatus was isolated from the lungs and air sacs of a 3-month-old, male, blue-neck ostrich. In postmortem examination, the ingestion of a large amount of gravel was noted. The accumulated gravel had led to an occlusion of the passage between the proventriculus and gizzard. This work appears to be the first report of aspergillosis and gastric impaction developing together and leading to death in an ostrich.
Ostrich, aspergillosis, gastric impaction
SANCAK, AZİZ ARDA and PARACIKOĞLU, JALE (2005) "Aspergillosis and Gastric Impaction in an Ostrich," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 29: No. 3, Article 53. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol29/iss3/53