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1 December 2004 EBSTEIN ANOMALY IN A MEERKAT (SURICATA SURICATTA)
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An 8-yr-old male meerkat (Suricata suricatta) presented with sudden lethargy. A globular-shaped heart associated with pleural effusion on chest thoracic radiographs was consistent with congestive heart failure, and echocardiography was performed under general anesthesia. It revealed an Ebstein anomaly, with mild pericardial effusion and marked right heart enlargement. The animal was treated with imidapril chlorydrate. After 4 mo of treatment, thoracic radiographs still showed right-sided cardiomegaly; however, the animal appeared clinically normal.

Norin Chai, Valérie Chetboul, Carolina Carlos, Audrey Nicolle, Jean-Louis Pouchelon, and Marie Claude Bomsel "EBSTEIN ANOMALY IN A MEERKAT (SURICATA SURICATTA)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 35(4), 546-548, (1 December 2004). https://doi.org/10.1638/03-071
Received: 4 August 2003; Published: 1 December 2004
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