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.
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 case study is worth 1 hour CPD (UK) or 1 AVNAT point (Australia and New Zealand).
Further reading material is supplied for this case study.