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TOTAL ANOMALOUS PULMONARY VENOUS CONNECTION IN A FOAL

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  • Olga Seco Diaz MRCVS,

    1. Department of Clinical Studies, Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
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  • Anne Desrochers DMV,

    1. Department of Clinical Studies, Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
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  • Vickie Hoffmann VMD,

    1. Department of Clinical Studies and Pathobiology, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
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  • Virginia B. Reef DVM

    1. Department of Clinical Studies, Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
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  • Dr. Hoffman's present address is National Institutes of Health, ORS, VRP Building 28A, Room 106, 28 Library Drive, MSC 5230, Bethesda, MD 20892-5230.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Olga Seco Diaz, Department of Clinical Studies, Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Abstract

An 8-day-old Arabian–Morgan cross colt underwent cardiac evaluation. The foal was tachycardic, tachypneic, exercise intolerant and had a loud right-sided heart murmur and cyanotic mucous membranes. Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection was diagnosed with echocardiography and confirmed at postmortem examination. Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection is a very rare congenital cardiac abnormality that has not been reported before in the horse.

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