The Doberman NT pro-BNP study, in which Dr. Morris was one of the priciple investigators, has been published! For a copy, click here.
|Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)|
|Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)|
Boxer ARVC is an adult onset heart muscle disease that can lead to sudden death or the development of congestive heart failure where the dog starts to cough or becomes short of breath.
This is an inherited disease, but it is adult onset. The average age where the clinical signs may be observed or a Holter monitor becomes abnormal is 6 years of age. However, this is widely variant. Some dogs will show it younger and some, not until they are much older!
|Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)|
|Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)|
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the heart muscle which causes the heart to weaken and enlarge. DCM usually affects both the left and right sides of the heart. Typically, both the ventricles and the atria are enlarged and often the muscular walls of the heart are much thinner than normal.
|Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC)|
EIC is an inherited disease found in Labs and other breeds such as Curly-Coated and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels and Pembroke Welsh Corgis and more. Affected dogs typically become weak in the hind limbs and collapse after 5-20 minutes of high intensity exercise, such as in field trials or upland game hunting, and in some cases simple fetch and retrieves.
University of Minnesota's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory website has extensive information on EIC, DNA testing and a video of the collapse.
Exercise Induced Collapse
|Mitral Valve Disease|
|Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)|
|Sub Aortic Stenosis (SAS)|
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