Veterinary Clinical Podcasts
About This Show
Welcome to this series of audio podcasts on small animal clinical topics hosted by Shailen Jasani (MRCVS DipACVECC) and featuring veterinary specialists and other clinical staff from the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.
Find out more by listening to the Introduction podcast (first podcast) and if you have any suggestions or comments please get in touch (email email@example.com; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #saclinpod; or use the RVC Facebook page). Also, if you like this podcast series please rate it in iTunes! "This is such a great resource! Thank you for reviving the podcast format, so needed for our generation of vets." (a BVetMed 2011 graduate). "Just wanted to drop you a quick email about the saclinpod podcasts. I think they're fantastic." (a BVetMed 4 student)
Most Recent Episode
In this podcast we talk to one of the principle investigators of the EPIC study, Professor Adrian Boswood. We discuss the findings of the evaluation of pimobendan in dogs with cardiomegaly caused by preclinical mitral valve disease. Why not go to the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s website, download it and have a read now! http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jvim.14586/full It is not often that a single paper has the ability to radically change clinical practice. This epic study has overwhelming evidence that pimobendan administration before the onset of clinical signs in dogs with mitral valve disease (MVD) prolongs the preclinical period by 15 months. The dogs were identified by having a ≥3/6 grade systolic heart murmur, echocardiographic evidence of MVD, and radiographic or echocardiogram evidence of cardiomegaly. You can also see a video of Professor Boswood discussing this study on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtzr1E3V-gE and an infographic too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qxHMGZ-9aU It is indeed EPIC. If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch (email firstname.lastname@example.org; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC facebook page). We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on iTunes and write a review.