Dr. Sonya Gordon (Texas A& M vet school) is conducting a medical trial on dogs with mitral valve disease. All test and medications included. Contact person is Kathy glaze.
Sheila <[address removed]> wrote:
>Dr. Katie Meier, Board Certified Cardiologist, has offered before to do a
>seminar explaining Mitral Valve Prolapse and its progression in Cavaliers.
>She would also be willing at the end of the seminar to do a "low cost
>exam" of those who want their Cavaliers checked by her. We would need enough
>members to sign up in advance of the seminar to make it worth her while.
>Dr. Meier practices out of the Capital Area Veterinary Specialists at 7958
>Shoal Creek Blvd, which is central for almost everyone.
>At the Cavalier Club shows and Fun Matches, we generally have a "low-cost
>cardio clinic" with exams. These exams are having the cardiologist doing
>an auscultation (listening to the heart for a murmur and the grade of the
>murmur). Any advanced tests such as sonograms, radiographs, etc. would need
>to be followed up privately at a scheduled appointment.
>After having Cavaliers since '96 and dealing with MVD, I can tell you that
>the meds they use today to treat the disease are extending the quality and
>length of the life in these dogs. Vetmedin is a wonderful drug, and while
>it is expensive, it does extend the life substantially. The Vet School at
>A&M has been using this medication long before it was allowed in the US and
> they generally do not begin a dog on it until it reaches a Grade 3-4 or
>If there are enough people who would like to do this clinic, why don't you
>let me know privately (_sscavaliers@@aol.com_ (mailto:sscavaliers@@aol.com)
>) and we can ask David Frager if he will set it up as a "meet up" event.
>99% of Cavaliers will develop MVD and it's important for you to recognize
>the symptoms and see a specialists.
>Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Rescue USA, Inc. - TX
>In a message dated 1/28/2012 3:50:22 P.M. Central Standard Time,
>[address removed] writes:
>My 5 1/2 year old Madison was recommended to start heart meds by my vet
>the med is (Vetmedin). She was diagnosed with a grade 2 heart murmur . I
>was wondering if there was any interest in getting either Dr. Jones or Dr.
>Meier (the two cardio vets) in Austin to one of our meet ups.
>Pam and Madison
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