Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi Articles in Press
Angel Wings Syndrom in Swans (Cygnus cygnus and Cygnus atratus)
Mustafa ARICAN1, Kurtuluş PARLAK1, Mustafa YALÇIN1
1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Selcuk, TR-42003 Konya - TURKEY DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2019.21995 In the present study 6 male swans two black (Cygnus atratus) and four white (Cygnus cygnus), weighing about 5.5-7.5 kg, with bilateral wing sagging and turning out of the wing tips belonging to Parks and Gardens Directorate of Metropolitan Municipality were used as materials. The swans were being fed on daily ration (pellet feed) as well as food residues such as bread, bagels, chips, etc. thrown by visitors. The clinical examination revealed that developing feathers and the tips of the wings of swans were stuck up from its normal position. The wings of the swans were bandaged adjacent to their bodies for one week and their rations were arranged. Angel wings have a high chance of being treated if the problem is diagnosed early. Keywords : Swan, Angel wings, X-ray