DETERMINATION OF VALUES OF THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM'S MAIN COMPONENTS REGISTERED ON CALVES AT DIFFERENT AGES
Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXII, Issue 2
Written by Marian GHIȚĂ, Gabriel COTOR, Rosalie BĂLĂCEANU, Leonard George TOBĂ
This study aims to determine the values of the main components of the calf electrocardiogram (ECG), because we believe that at this age, the knowledge of these values is useful in veterinary medical decisions. Duration of the ECG components (waves, segments and intervals) provides valuable information on electrical phenomena and therefore the mechanical activity of the heart during a cardiac revolution. Also, in our study we calculated the heart rate electrocardiographic (based on R-R interval), this being the main parameter for monitoring the cardiac function. To achieve the objectives we established a group of 10 healthy calves from Romanian Black Spotted breed, to whom we recorded the electrocardiograms at different ages. Electrocardiograms were then interpreted, and the results were compared with results obtained by other authors.