• • • • • • #youtube #Cloacal #Prolapse is common condition I see in reptiles and sometimes birds too. The cloaca is an organ that’s essentially the shared terminal space of the urinary, gastrointestinal, and reproductive tracts of birds and reptiles and the contents of all these body systems exit through ONE hole known as the vent.
That’s right, poop, pee, and sperm or eggs all goes to the cloaca and exit via the vent. Sometimes the cloaca and even other organs can prolapse through the vent (i.e. urinary bladder, colon, intestines, ovaries) and these patients need some degree of surgical intervention to correct this.
Often an underlying cause is the culprit (i.e. trauma, mass, metabolic disease, parasites, infection, reproductive disease) and needs to be diagnosed and treated to prevent prolapses from recurring. To learn more and see a temporary surgical correction please scope out my new YouTube video, link in bio 🔪💉👨🏻⚕️ #reptile #surgery #snake #python #vet #veterinary #nopeopledonthavecloacas #buttheycanprolapseotherorgans😳 #dontcontactmeifyouveprolapsed #contactyourdoctor #actuallyprobablydial911