Plasma and platelet serotonin concentrations in healthy dogs and dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease.

OBJECTIVES Serotonin has been implicated in canine myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD); however, the sources of serotonin have not been fully elucidated. This study compared the concentration of serotonin in plasma and platelets of normal healthy small breed dogs with predisposition to MMVD and dogs with naturally occurring MMVD. ANIMALS 43 small-breed… CONTINUE READING