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1 March 2013 PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS IN AN ADULT AMUR LEOPARD (PANTHERA PARDUS ORIENTALIS)
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A clinically healthy 16-yr-old female leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) was diagnosed with a patent ductus arteriosus on echocardiography and later confirmed on necropsy. A murmur was heard on auscultation during a routine examination, and the congenital defect was an incidental finding. The animal had been asymptomatic its entire life. This deformity is rarely observed in nondomestic felids and may be asymptomatic, as has been described in domestic cats.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Guillaume Douay, Amandine Drut, Thibault Ribas, David Gomis, Mélanie Graille, Karin Lemberger, and Isabelle Bublot "PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS IN AN ADULT AMUR LEOPARD (PANTHERA PARDUS ORIENTALIS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(1), 200-203, (1 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260-44.1.200
Received: 22 May 2012; Published: 1 March 2013
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