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Congestive Heart Failure Due to Endocardiosis of the Mitral Valves in an African Pygmy Hedgehog

Hedley, J, Benato, L, Fraga, G, Palgrave, CJ and Eatwell, K (2013) Congestive Heart Failure Due to Endocardiosis of the Mitral Valves in an African Pygmy Hedgehog Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 22 (2). pp. 212-217.

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Abstract

A 2.5-year-old male African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) was presented with a 2-week history of lethargy, reduced appetite, and general weakness. Based on the clinical signs and heart valve abnormalities observed during an echocardiography examination, a provisional diagnosis of endocardiosis or endocarditis was made. Immediate therapeutic intervention consisted of furosemide, pimobendan, and amoxicillin/clavulanate. Despite medical treatment, 2 weeks following presentation, the hedgehog’s physical condition deteriorated to the point that euthanasia was recommended for the patient and agreed to by its owner. A postmortem examination was performed and tissue samples submitted for histopathology revealed a final diagnosis of valvular endocardiosis and wobbly hedgehog syndrome.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Veterinary Medicine
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Hedley, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Benato, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fraga, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Palgrave, CJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Eatwell, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 April 2013
Identification Number : 10.1053/j.jepm.2013.05.012
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2013 This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Additional Information : Full text not available from this repository.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 06 Sep 2016 17:24
Last Modified : 06 Sep 2016 17:24
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/811893

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