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Radiographic anatomy of the thoraco-abdominal cavity of the ostrich (Struthio camelus)

W.M. Wagner, R.M. Kirberger, H.B. Groenewald
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 72, No 4 | a653 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v72i4.653 | © 2001 W.M. Wagner, R.M. Kirberger, H.B. Groenewald | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 July 2001 | Published: 09 July 2001

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Abstract

This study provides a reference for the radiographic anatomy of the thoraco-abdominal cavity of female ostriches as a representative of ratites. One ostrich cadaver, 2 adult and 2 growing ostriches were used. Right lateral radiographs produced by a 6-frame technique and 2 dorsoventral radiographs produced by an adapted 3-frame technique were selected and schematic illustrations of these were labelled to illustrate normal radiographic anatomy. Differences from other avian species and unique features of the ostrich are briefly discussed.

Keywords

Anatomy; Ostriches; Radiographic Anatomy; Radiography; Ratites; Struthio Camelus

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