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Tuesday, May 24 • 16:00 - 17:00
Interpreting the equine ECG

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Electrocardiography (ECG) is used to examine the electrical activity of the heart. Portable ECG devices are now readily available for veterinary practitioners to use in the field. The acquisition of good quality traces is important to enable a correct diagnosis, especially during exercise when artifacts are common. Arrhythmias are a frequent finding in horses and may be physiological or pathological in nature. Vagally-induced, physiological arrhythmias may occur at rest and immediately after exercise. It is important to differentiate these from abnormal cardiac rhythms that may be of clinical significance because they can cause poor performance or predispose to collapse and / or sudden death. This presentation will explain how to successfully record and interpret ECGs in the horse, both at rest and during exercise


Associate Professor Samantha Franklin

Sam graduated from the University of Bristol in the UK and, following a period in mixed practice, returned to Bristol to complete a PhD relating to dynamic upper airway obstructions in equine athletes. Whilst in the UK, Sam was instrumental in the development of the world's first... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 16:00 - 17:00 ACST
City Room 1 & 2 Adelaide Convention Centre