Otitis media in a llama

Citation
Jb. Koenig et al., Otitis media in a llama, J AM VET ME, 218(10), 2001, pp. 1619
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
ISSN journal
0003-1488 → ACNP
Volume
218
Issue
10
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0003-1488(20010515)218:10<1619:OMIAL>2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
The bony portion of the external acoustic meatus tear canal) in Ilamas has a sigmoid shape, and the tympanic bulla has multiple compartments. For thes e reasons, treatment of chronic otitis externa and media in Ilamas is diffi cult. In addition, otoscopic examination does not permit complete evaluatio n of the bony ear canal or examination of the tympanic membrane. In llamas, radiography of the skull following instillation of contrast, med ium in the ear canal provides information about the diameter of the bony ea r canal, the integrity of the tympanic membrane, and the appearance of the tympanic bulla.