OMIA 001041-9986 : Ventricular septal defect in Oryctolagus cuniculus

In other species: cattle , chicken , dog , pig , sheep , horse , domestic cat , alpaca , turkey

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 614429 (trait) , 614431 (trait) , 614432 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: A congenital heart defect characterised by persistent patency (open-ness) of the ventricular septum, permitting flow of blood directly between ventricles, bypassing the pulmonary circulation and resulting in various degrees of cyanosis (blue discolouration of the skin) due to oxygen deficiency. Clinical signs include systolic murmur and a palpable thrill on both sides of the chest, dyspnoea and poor tolerance of exercise.


2016 Hildebrandt, N., Leuser, C., Miltz, D., Henrich, E., Schneider, M. :
[Restrictive ventricular septal defect in a dwarf rabbit]. Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere 44:59-64, 2016. Pubmed reference: 26763583. DOI: 10.15654/TPK-150208.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 28 Apr 2016