A Rare Case Report of duplicate Vents in a Broiler Breeder Hen (Case Report)

Document Type: Short Communication

Authors

1 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.

2 Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.

3 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran.

Abstract

Malformations which occur during the development of the avian body organs can lead to structural and functional abnormalities. Most defects are recognized at hatching, but some go undetected until somewhat later. The cause of the majority of animal congenital malformations is unknown. A significant proportion of congenital malformations of unknown cause are likely to have an important genetic component. Malformations of the gastrointestinal and urogenital systems have been observed. This report describes a rare case of duplicate vents in a broiler breeder 33 week-old hen. A normal calcified egg was present in the left oviduct and right oviduct was atrophied. Both cloaca were anatomically normal, and each of them had a complete structure of coprodeum, urodeum and proctodeum. Double vents’ anomalies in breeder hens were only reported by Crew and Roberts in 1928 - 1929 and have not been reported after this time yet.

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Please cite this article as: Madadi MS, Karimi H & Azari M. 2014. A rare case report of duplicate vents in a broiler breeder hen (Case Report). Poult. Sci. J. 2 (2): 195-199.