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Persistent truncus arteriosus communis in a two-year-old steer
  1. E Heath and
  2. JP Kukreti


A two-year-old Hereford-cross steer was presented for routine embalming. Dissection of the heart and great vessels revealed a persistent truncus arteriosus type A2. Despite complete mixing of pulmonary and aortic blood, this animal had survived to adulthood.

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