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MEASURING THE HEART SIZE OF DOGS WITH VHS METHOD

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXI
Written by Alexandru-Gabriel NEAGU, Niculae TUDOR, Constantin VLĂGIOIU

In small animal practice thoracic radiography is a useful diagnostic tool providing important information about heart disease. The purpose of this study was to determine heart size of six clinically healthy dog breeds by computerized radiographic technique. The study was taken into account 90 dogs: 15 Pekingese, 15 Bichon, 15 German Shepherds, 15 Labradors, 15 German Brack and 15 Mongrel. Ages ranging from 1 to 15 years. Following the evaluation of VHS of the six dog breeds were obtained the following values: German Brack had an VHS mean value of 10.9 v (10.5-11.7 v), Labrador had an VHS mean value of 10.1 v (9.6-11 V), Bichon had an VHS mean value of 9.2 v (8.7-10.7 v), Pekingese had the VHS mean of 9.3 v (8.7-10.4 v), Mongrel had an VHS mean value of 9.5 v (8.8- 10.5 v) and German Shepherd had an VHS mean value of 9.8 v (9.1-10.5 v). VHS method represents a useful method for monitoring progression of heart dimensional changes over time for each individual

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