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African Pouched RatKali aged 6 weeks
Kali's vital statistics

Species: African Pouched Rat (Cricetomys gambianus)

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One symptom of Kali’s worsening heart condition was her breathing. Her breathing became increasingly laboured as the flow of blood through her lungs decreased. These x-rays were taken before the condition was diagnosed to see if there was any problem with her lungs.

The vet took a series of x-rays at regular intervals to monitor any changes in Kali’s heart and lungs. The x-rays were not conclusive as the vet couldn’t detect any abnormalities. Kali’s symptoms lead to a diagnosis of a heart condition but it wasn’t until after Kali had died that the diagnosis was confirmed by the post mortem.

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  Side x-ray

Side view

Top x-ray

Top view


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