Endotracheal Intubation in a bird

Hello there. In this video, we show you the endotracheal intubation technique in a Southern crested caracara (Polyborus plancus).

Bird endotracheal intubation is so easy! We have to remember that most of the birds have no glottis, except some Orders, like Galliformes and Psittaciformes for instance.

Thus, in this crested caracara under general anaesthesia, we can easily see its trachea. We only go an uncuffed tube through the trachea, and that's it! Much easier than in dogs, cats, horses and even ruminant!

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