Authors: FULVIO LAUS, ILENIA COPPONI, MATTEO CERQUETELLA, ALESSANDRO FRUGANTI
Abstract: Congenital cardiac defects are anatomic conditions present at birth. Few references to such conditions in goats are available in the current scientific literature. This report describes, for the first time, a congenital cardiac disease clinically characterized by polypnea from birth and exercise intolerance in a 2-month-old pygmy goat. An atrioventricular dysplasia known as Ebstein's anomaly, an atrial septal defect, and a mild subaortic stenosis were ultrasonographically diagnosed.
Keywords: Goat, cardiac defect, Ebstein's anomaly, interatrial septal defect
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