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Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology
Year : 2010, Volume : 34, Issue : 2
First page : ( 193) Last page : ( 195)
Print ISSN : 0250-4758. Online ISSN : 0973-970X.

Myxomatous degeneration of mitral valve in a dog

Ben Anju Eliz, Pillai Usha N.*, Ajithkumar S., Martin K.D. John, Alex P.C.

Department of Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala

*Corresponding author; e-mail: ushanpillai@yahoo.com

Received:  8  July,  2010; Accepted:  20  October,  2010.


Mitral valve insufficiency is the most common heart disease in dogs accounting for 70 – 80% of the cardiac disorders. 75% is seen in geriatric patients more than ten years of age, and is most commonly reported in males of small breeds. Electrocardiographic,echocardiographic and histopathological features of myxomatous degeneration of mitral valve in an old, medium sized female dog is described here.



Echocardiograph, mitral valve, myxomatous degeneration.


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