Impact of Valvular Heart Disease on Performance

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Results of a four-year prospective study designed to determine the influence of training and heart size on atrioventricular (AV) valvular regurgitation (backflow of blood from the lower to the upper heart chambers) in Thoroughbred racehorses, and to determine any association between AV valve regurgitation and performance in Thoroughbreds, were presented by Lesley Young, BVSc, PhD, DVA,

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