SHR HEART STUDIES
The SHR-supported Saluki Heart Pathology Study is completed. The goal was to examine 100 Saluki hearts and the results have been summarized (Baraka Book, 2002 link below).
If you are concerned that your Saluki has died due to a heart condition, a gross and microscopic examination can be performed on the heart.
The fees can range from $75 to $200 and many diagnostic centers do not have a pathologist whose specialty is in this area. See links below
to “why a post-mortem examination?” and
“post mortem examination checklist.”
Contact me if I can be of assistance.
-MaryDee Sist, DVM
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Heart conditions and Saluki heart pathology study, ASA Newsletter, Summer 2010 (reprinted from Baraka Book)
Salukis with Broken Hearts, ASA newsletter, Summer 1991
“Broken Hearts” Update, ASA newsletter,
Broken Hearts: Saluki Heart Study Update,
Salukis with Broken Hearts (Sist/Gaber)
Saluki studies supported by SHR, Inc. presentation by MaryDee Sist at the Saluki World Congress, Helsinki, Finland, June 2008; article printed in the ASA newsletter, Summer 2008
Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Salukis
The Saluki Heart, a seminar presented by Dr. Cathy Gaber at the 1997 SCOA National Specialty
Why a post mortem exam?
Post mortem examination checklist