2008 Volume 61 Issue 5 Pages 386-389
five-year-old castrated male ferret weighing 1.25 kg was presented to the Animal Medical Center of the Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University with a one-month history of exercise intolerance and one week ofintermittent coughing. A physical examination revealed that tachycardia and arrhythmia were ausclutated.Electrocardiography revealed ventricular parasystole. Although mild cardiac enlargement was observed bythoracic radiography, a reduced diastolic internal diameter of the left ventricle and fractional shortening wereconfirmed by echocardiography. Oral temocapril and atenolol were initiated, however the ferret died suddenlyafter 192 hospital days.