Study on clinical symptoms in canine cardiac diseases

Devi, Sarita; Jani, R.G.; Karlette, Anne and Singh, Ratn Deep (2009) Study on clinical symptoms in canine cardiac diseases. Veterinary World, 2 (8). pp. 307-309. ISSN 0972-8988

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Abstract

Cardiac diseases in canines are an extensively studied phenomenon all over the world but meager information has been reported in India. Certain problems, including historical, physical, and laboratory abnormalities, are associated with cardiovascular or pulmonary disease. In India however, the recognition of canine cardiac diseases has been delayed, and ignored on account of lack of awareness and knowledge by the owner and inadequate diagnostic facility to a field veterinarian. Considering the above facts, the present study was undertaken in Gujarat to survey the prevalence of common cardiac diseases in hospital population of dogs along with the clinical symptoms which often goes undetected due to lack of proper diagnostic techniques to be implied and the most forms of heart disease may be present for many years before any evidence of failure develops. In the present study most of the clinical cases of cardiac diseases were presented with a history of nocturnal coughing (seven cases; 2.55%), exercise intolerance (five cases; 1.82%), partial or complete anorexia (five cases; 1.82%), swelling in abdominal area (four cases; 1.45%), dullness and depression (two cases; 0.72%), cachexia and hepatojugular pulsation (one case each; 0.36% each) at times.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cachexia, Anorexia, Cardiac Disease, Canine, Dogs, Prevalence, Diagnostic Techniques
Subjects:Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
-Journal Repositories > Veterinary World
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Animal Diseases > Dog Diseases
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Body Weight Changes
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases
ID Code:3319
Deposited By:Dr Anjum Sherasiya
Deposited On:19 August 2009

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