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The prevalence of cardiac murmurs among standardbred racehorses presented with poor performance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20110625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Seven hundreds fifty-two Standardbreds, with poor performance, underwent a thorough diagnostic protocol. In 157 out of 233 horses, with cardiac murmurs, echocardiography and color flow Doppler (CFD) mapping were performed. Murmur of tricuspid valve regurgitation was identified in 185 horses, while murmurs of mitral (23), aortic (9) and pulmonary (3) valve regurgitations were detected less frequently. Functional systolic, functional pre-systolic, and functional early diastolic murmurs were identified in 10, 11 and 2 horses. Two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography showed no abnormality in 145 horses and by CFD the presence of one or more jets of valve regurgitation were observed in 149 patients. The results obtained suggest that cardiac murmurs are a common finding in Standardbreds presented with poor performance.
Authors:
Enrica Zucca; Francesco Ferrucci; Giovanni Stancari; Tiziana Saporiti; Elisabetta Ferro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0916-7250     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-09     Completed Date:  2010-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105360     Medline TA:  J Vet Med Sci     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  781-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Equine Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine Service, Large Animal Veterinary Hospital, University of Milan, Italy. enrica.zucca@unimi.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / epidemiology,  veterinary
Diastole
Echocardiography / methods,  veterinary
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color / methods,  veterinary
Heart Murmurs / epidemiology,  ultrasonography,  veterinary*
Horse Diseases / epidemiology*,  ultrasonography
Horses / physiology
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / epidemiology,  veterinary
Physical Examination / veterinary
Prevalence
Running / physiology*
Systole
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / epidemiology,  veterinary

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