This invaluable book is a comprehensive review of congenital heart defects in the major mammalian groups. It begins with a comparison of normal cardiac anatomy between these groups. The analysis of cardiac malformations is simplified and presented in a didactic manner. The anatomy of the common malformations is presented with examples. A comment on the common anomalies seen in each group, together with an extensive reference list, helps the reader to access the source of information easily.
Introduction - normal hearts - a comparison; sequential segmental analysis; definition, causes, frequency of occurrence and prevalence of congenital cardiovascular defects; horses; cattle; pigs; sheep and goats; dogs; cats; mice, rats and rabbits; other animals; comparative aspects.