Journal article

Heterotopic Implantation of Autologous Bone Marrow in Rock Pigeons (Columba livia): Possible Applications in Avian Bone Grafting

M Reza Sanaei, Jalila Abu, Mojgan Nazari, Nik Mohd Faiz, Mohd Zuki Abu Bakar, Zeenathul N Allaudin

Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery | ASSOC AVIAN VETERINARIANS | Published : 2011


Autologous bone marrow, alone or as a composite marrow graft, has received much attention in various species. To assess the potential osteogenicity of autologous, extramedullary bone marrow implants in an avian model, 24 adult pigeons (Columba livia) were given intramuscular implantations of autologous marrow aspirated from the medial tibiotarsus. Birds were euthanatized at 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 weeks after surgery to evaluate whether ectopic bone had formed at the implant sites. Primary evaluations by in situ radiography and postmortem histologic examinations showed no evidence of bone formation. Further evaluation with histologic scores and histomorphometry revealed a significantly increa..

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