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Treating Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs with Dr. Brian Scansen, DACVIM | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

May 2024

In this VETgirl veterinary continuing education podcast, we interview Dr. Brian Scansen, DACVIM (Cardiology), Professor and Service Head in Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery at CSU on mitral valve disease in dogs and what we need to do. If you’re in general practice and your pet owner can’t afford an echocardiogram, what do you do for that dog with a heart murmur? What role do radiographs have in the management of mitral valve disease in dogs, and when should we consider starting medications in dogs with mitral valve disease in dogs? Get the low down on if compounded medications like compounded pimobendane manufactured using bulk substance is the same as Vetmedin® (pimobendan) Chewable Tablets and what’s new in the treatment of chronic valvular heart disease (CVHD) in dogs!

Today’s VETgirl podcast is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health provides first-in-class innovation for preventing and treating disease in animals. The company offers a wide range of vaccines, parasite-control products, and medicines for pets, horses, and livestock to veterinarians, animal owners, farmers, and governments. As a leader in animal health, Boehringer Ingelheim values that the health of humans and animals is deeply connected and strives to make a difference for people, animals, and society. Learn more at www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/animal-health.

VETMEDIN® (pimobendan) Chewable Tablets is for use in dogs with clinical evidence of heart failure only. The most common side effects reported in field studies were poor appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, dyspnea, azotemia, weakness, and ataxia. VETMEDIN should not be given in case of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, or any other clinical condition where an augmentation of cardiac output is inappropriate for functional or anatomical reasons. For more information, please see full prescribing information.

VETMEDIN® is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH, used under license. ©2024 Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., Duluth, GA. All rights reserved. US-PET-0441-2024

Please note that the opinions in this podcast are expressed by the speaker(s)/sponsor(s), and not directly endorsed by VETgirl. Note: Dr. Scansen was compensated for his participation in this podcast.

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