Endocarditis and ventricular wall abscessation in a vasectomised Herdwick ram

James Crilly (Lead Author), Linda Morrison, Philip Scott

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A four-year-old vasectomised Herdwick ram presented
with a two-day history of inappetence, lethargy,
weakness and exercise intolerance. Clinical examination
revealed mild tachypnoea and hyperpnoea and marked
tachycardia and pallor. No anaemia was present.
Thoracic ultrasonography revealed thickening of the right
ventricular wall and increased pericardial and peritoneal
fluid. A diagnosis of congestive heart failure was made
and the animal was euthanased. Necropsy revealed a
subendocardial abscess adjacent to the right
atrioventricular valve, the leaflets of which were
distorted. The gross appearance of this lesion is similar
to that described for valvular ring abscesses in human
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere000178
Journal Vet Record Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2015


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