Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology

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  • SPECIES:
    • ALPACA
  • SYSTEM:
    • RESPIRATORY
  • ORGAN:
    • NASAL CAVITY
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • CHOANAL ATRESIA
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • WILLIAMS
  • INSTITUTION:
    • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • GENPATH:
    • DEVELOPMENTAL
  • COMMENTS:
    • Choanal atresia is a common congenital defect in alpaca and llamas. It occurs when the internal nostrils do not develop, and is evidenced by severe respiratory disease, especially when the cria nurses.