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Cardiovascular Diagnostics for the Equine Athlete – Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

Sponsored Content – Poor performance in the equine athlete can be challenging to diagnose and manage. Suboptimal athletic performance may be caused by issues with cardiovascular fitness or disease. Advanced exercise diagnostics, including wireless heart rate monitors and ECG units, can be used while your horse is performing their normal athletic discipline to evaluate levels of fitness and detect exercise-related cardiovascular abnormalities.
Assessing your horse’s cardiovascular health is an important part of their annual veterinary exam. If your veterinarian has recently discovered a heart murmur or a cardiac arrhythmia, your horse should have an in-depth cardiac evaluation, including ultrasound of the heart (echocardiogram) and evaluation of the electrical conduction of the heart (ECG).

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