First report of pentalogy of Cantrell in a calf: a case report
M. Floeck, G.E. Weissengruber, W. Froehlich, Forstenpointner, S. Shibly, J. Hassan, S. Franz, E. Polstererhttps://doi.org/10.17221/1972-VETMEDCitation:Floeck M., Weissengruber G.E., Froehlich W., Forstenpointner , Shibly S., Hassan J., Franz S., Polsterer E. (2008): First report of pentalogy of Cantrell in a calf: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 53: 676-679.
This report describes the diagnostic evaluation in a one-week-old, female Simmental twin-calf with the anamnesis of umbilical hernia. Weakness, anaemia, tachycardia and a systolic left sided murmur were significant clinical findings. Based on echocardiography, the animal was diagnosed with pentalogy of Fallot, whereas necropsy revealed the presence of Cantrell’s pentalogy with Taussig-Bing syndrome and situs inversus of the liver. Pentalogy of Cantrell is a rare condition described in humans but not yet reported in calves.Keywords:congenital cardiac defect; pentalogy of Cantrell; Taussig-Bing syndrome; situs inversus of the liver; cattle