Can Vet J 2020 12;61(12):1290-1294
Rivendell Equine Veterinary Services, 72 Leeson Street South, Grand Valley, Ontario L9W 5S5 (Henderson); Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 (Diaz, Martins, Kenney, Baird, Arroyo).
Medical records of 20 horses with a confirmed diagnosis of valvular endocarditis at the Ontario Veterinary College between January 1, 1993 and February 3, 2020 were reviewed. The diagnosis was based on physical examination findings, complete blood (cell) count (CBC), serum biochemistry, echocardiography, blood culture, and post-mortem findings. Common presenting signs included tachycardia, pyrexia, weight loss, lameness/joint distension, and a heart murmur. Read More