Andrew Beardow

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Systolic heart murmurs caused by chronic mitral valve disease are particularly common in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (CKCS) in Great Britain. To determine if American-bred CKCS have a similar high prevalence of chronic valve disease, results of stethoscopic examinations on 394 CKCS were analyzed. Left apical systolic heart murmurs were found in 22% of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations in a large, diverse population of dogs with and without cardiac disease and to define the upper reference limit for the biomarker in this species. DESIGN Cross-sectional single center study. ANIMALS 1,134 dogs. PROCEDURES Dogs underwent blood sample(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate development of femoral artery occlusion in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS 954 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. PROCEDURE 1,750 cardiovascular examinations consisting of visual inspection of mucous membranes, thoracic auscultation in areas associated with the heart valves, thoracic palpation,(More)
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