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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 1216-1220
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.141


Radiographic Evaluation of Heart Using VHS method in Rajapalayam Dog- Indigenous Breed of Tamil Nadu
S.Bhargavi1, T.A. Kannan1*, Geetha Ramesh1, D. Sumathiand A. Arun Prasad3
1Department of Veterinary Anatomy
2Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
3Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-07, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Now-a-days, VHS measurements were recorded to assess the cardiac silhouette and size in various exotic dog breeds in the world. However, there is little or no work on cardiac anatomy in Indigenous dog breeds of Tamil Nadu such as Rajapalayam. Rajapalayam dog which is a unique medium-sized, sight hound breed of Rajapalayam region in the Virudhunagar district of southern Tamil Nadu. In the present study, Vertebral heart score (VHS) was measured by thoracic radiographs of left and right lateral recumbency. A total of 12 dogs (young -6 and adult-6) were used for the study. The mean VHS on right lateral radiographs was found to be 9.07 and 9.08 vertebrae in young and adult dogs respectively. Whereas, the mean VHS on left lateral radiographs was found to be 9.10 and 9.08 vertebrae in young and adult dogs respectively. No significant differences could be found between the VHS of both young and adult Rajapalayam dogs. As breed wise variations are observed in the VHS measurements, this study documents the VHS measurements of Rajapalalaym dog.


Keywords: Vertebral heart score, Indigenous dog, Rajapalayam, Heart, Radiography
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Bhargavi, S., T.A. Kannan, Geetha Ramesh, D. Sumathi and Arun Prasad, A. 2019. Radiographic Evaluation of Heart Using VHS method in Rajapalayam Dog- Indigenous Breed of Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 1216-1220. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.141