Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart disease more commonly seen in particular breeds, including Dobermans, Boxers and Cocker Spaniels. There is a genetic component to the condition, and with the number of cases continuing to rise, there has been recent research into the role of nutrition.
This case study follows 'Tommy', a 6 year old Doberman who presented to practice with sudden collapse during exercise.
This CPD session is worth 60 minutes towards your RCVS requirements. The case study involves a short recorded tutorial, a quiz and further reading articles.
Charlotte Pace BA (Hons), RVN, VTS (Cardiology), PGCert (VetEd), FHEA
This tutorial is worth 60 minutes CPD.
Further reading material is supplied for this case study.