Angel Wings Syndrom in Swans (Cygnus cygnus and Cygnus atratus)


Arican M., Parlak K., Yalcin M.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.25, no.6, pp.873-877, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.9775/kvfd.2019.21995
  • Title of Journal : KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.873-877

Abstract

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.