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Clinical and pathological findings in two Mauritian pink pigeons (Columba mayeri)
  1. EJ Flach and
  2. JE Cooper
  1. Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, Canterbury.


Two Mauritian pink pigeons (Columba mayeri) from a captive breeding programme, with locomotor disorders were examined clinically and post mortem. One bird was unable to fly owing to a permanent luxation of the left elbow. The other bird had an inclined foot caused by a medial curvature and outward rotation of the tarsometatarsal bone, a deformity similar to the previously recorded 'inclined feet' in birds bred in Mauritius.

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