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<br /> CEHHORSE REPORT<br /> Center for Equine Health • School of Veterinary Medicine • University of California, Davis<br /> March 2013<br /> INSIDE THIS ISSUE…<br /> Director’s Message<br /> Letter from Dr. Gregory Ferraro<br /> THE EQUINE HEART: POWER PLANT UNEQUALED!<br /> Baby Kaya Gets a Pacemaker<br /> The Art of Listening to Your Horse’s Heart<br /> Cash: The Little Horse with a Big Hole in His Heart<br /> One More Word About Those Miniature Horses<br /> Cardiology Service at the VMTH<br /> Oleander Poisoning: The Preventable Illness<br /> Director’s Message<br /> Director’s Message<br /> A Great Deal of Heart<br /> In the steady gaze of the horse shines a<br /> silent eloquence that speaks of love and<br /> loyalty, strength and courage. It is the<br /> window that reveals to us how willing his<br /> spirit, how generous his heart.<br /> As a veterinarian, and the daughter of<br /> a man who lived with heart disease, I<br /> have lo<a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=1"> CEHHORSE REPORT Center for Equine Health • School</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=2"> Director’s Message Director’s Message</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=3"> minute (bpm) at rest to 240 bpm in maximal exerci</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=4"> Director’s Message (cont.) day event riders use </a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=5"> Letter from Dr. Gregory Ferraro Late last year w</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=6"> Dr. Gregory Ferraro (cont.) Therefore, with Dean </a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=7"> The Horse Report — March 2013 w</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=8"> </a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=9"> The Equine Heart: Power Plant Unequaled! This Hor</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=10"> The Equine Heart (cont.) The left heart collects</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=11"> The main observable signs of a heart prob- lem in</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=12"> The Equine Heart (cont.) of abnormal communicati</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=13"> this is colic. Often during a painful colic ep- i</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=14"> The Equine Heart (cont.) Although rare, congenit</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=15"> Ventricular septal defect (VSD). Photo on left (A</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=16"> The Equine Heart (cont.) or shortness of breath.</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=17"> (consisting of a ventricular septal defect and a </a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=18"> Normal sinus rhythm Second- degree AV block </a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=19"> The Equine Heart (cont.) rhythm caused by “droppe</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=20"> The Equine Heart (cont.) ment or retirement from </a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=21"> mild to moderate physical activity. More severe v</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=22"> Cowboy’s Triumph (cont.) The Equine He</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=23"> Summary The causes of heart disease in horses ar</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=24"> Baby Kaya Gets a Pacemaker A Case Study from the </a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=25"> There were some important considerations for Kaya</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=26"> The Art of Listening to Your Horse’s Heart Auscu</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=27"> low you to hear the classical lub-dub of the hear</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=28"> </a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=29"> The Art of Listening (cont.) The horse’s heart is</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=30"> </a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=31"> Cash: The Little Horse with a Big Hole in His Hea</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=32"> Cash (cont.) Since 2001, Cash has helped teach th</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=33"> Cash, pictured here with CEH Director Dr. Claudia</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=34"> </a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=35"> One More Word About Those Miniature Horses IN OU</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=36"> Cardiology Service at the William R. Pritchard Ve</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=37"> Oleander Poisoning: The Preventable Illness Olea</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=38"> Oleander (cont.) 160 beats per minute (bpm), and </a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=39"> The Horse Report — March 2013 w</a> <a title="HorseReport-Mar2013 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2335f2ad?page=40"> CEH HORSEREPORT ©The Regents of the University of</a>