2004 Volume 57 Issue 12 Pages 793-798
Fifty-five beagle dogs (36 males and 19 females) were evaluated for standard values for morphological and functional parameters of echocardiogram. The dogs showed normal cardiac functions by electrocardiography, and were free of canine heart worm infection. M-mode, B-mode and Doppler imaging were employed. The date of 52 measurement points from the dogs indicated that most of the points in M- and B-modes correlated statistically with body weight. There were significant differences between males and females. These data enabled us to establish conversion formulas for males and females respectively from any value of body weight to standard values of cardiac morphological and functional parameters.