Anatomopathological findings in captive-raised red-winged tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens)




Paratanaisia confusa, Capillaria penidoi, Amyloidosis, Uric gout


The red-winged tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens), a bird from the Tinamidae family, can be easily adapted to captivity. It is considered suitable for producing good quality meat while presenting great feed conversion rate, characteristics that make it interesting for commercial production. Therefore, in order to determine the major diseases that affect these birds, 114 birds from two different aviary types that died over a 12-year period, 1994-2006, were analyzed macro- and microscopically. Anatomical and pathological examinations showed that the most frequently affected systems were the urinary and digestive tracts. In the urinary tract, the main finding was gout, followed by amyloidosis and parasitism by the trematode Paratanaisia confusa. In the digestive tract, the presence of foreign material and parasitism by Capillaria penidoi were observed in the esophagus and crop. This study aims to describe the main anatomical and pathological findings in captive-bred red-winged tinamou and correlate them with the aviary type.


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Author Biographies

Claudia Momo, Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Patologia

Docente e pesquisadora do Departamento de Patologia da FMVZ/USP

Eduardo Garrido, Instituto Federal do Norte de Minas Gerais

Departamento de Ciências Básicas, área de patologia veterinária

Karin Werther, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Departamento de Patologia Veterinária

Docente do Departamento de Patologia Veterinária da FCAV-UNESP




How to Cite

Momo, C., Garrido, E., & Werther, K. (2016). Anatomopathological findings in captive-raised red-winged tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 53(3), 227-234.

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