Use of color Doppler echocardiography to assess the development of valvular regurgitation in Standardbred trotters.

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence and development of valvular regurgitation and its effect on racing performance in Standardbred trotters from 2 to 3.5 years of age. DESIGN Longitudinal observational study. ANIMALS 103 horses. PROCEDURE Horses were examined via echocardiographic imaging 4 times at 6-month intervals. Two-dimensional and M-mode… (More)

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