Year: 2017 | Month: February | Volume 7 | Issue 1

Study on Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases in Canines of Jammu

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The present study was conducted to screen various cardiovascular diseases in the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Jammu, between July 2012 and June 2013. The prevalence of Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) was found to be 1.61 percent with maximum occurrence in month March (16 percent). Males (56 percent) were more affected than female with highest prevalence in Labrador breed (44 percent). Dogs in the age group of old age (>5 year) were found most susceptible (64 percent) to CVDs. Category wise division of Cardiovascular disorders revealed prevalence of Left atrial enlargement (40 percent), DCM (24 percent), CHF (16 percent), Bi atrial enlargement (12 percent) and 2º AV block (8 percent). Grading of CVD based on clinical signs as per New York Heart Association Insufficiency Score revealed prevalence of Class I (8 percent), Class II (16 percent), Class III (20 percent) and Class IV (56 percent).

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