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dc.contributor.authorGentile, Desiree
dc.description.abstractA five-year-old Holstein cow presented to the Cornell University Equine and Farm Animal Hospital for a five day history of depression, poor appetite, tachypnea, and reduced milk production. Further evaluation revealed venous distention and muffled heart and lung sounds. The cow was negative on a BLV ELISA and no evidence of wire foreign body was found on radiography. An electrocardiogram revealed a normal sinus rhythm with electrical alternans. An echocardiogram was performed which revealed a structurally normal heart and pericardial effusion resulting in cardiac tamponade leading to right-sided heart failure. Pericardiocentesis was performed and resolution of clinical symptoms resulted. Cytologic evaluation of the effusion was consistent with idiopathic pericardial effusion.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior seminar paper
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeminar SF610.1 2012
dc.subjectCattle -- Diseases -- Case studiesen_US
dc.titleIdiopathic pericardial effusion resulting in cardiac tamponade in a Holstein cowen_US
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