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WSU Update on DCM in Dobermans by Dr Kate Meurs

by WSU CVM 17. February 2011 17:20

If you missed the presentation by Dr Kate Meurs on DCM in the doberman pinscher dog last December, the video is now available at 


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WSU Genetic test kits featured on Good Morning America

by WSU CVM 6. January 2011 10:50

Did you miss “Good Morning America” this morning?   See the video of Dr. Marty Becker “America’s Veterinarian” and WSU ’80 alum showing the genetic tests developed by Drs. Katrina Mealey and Kate Meurs, on the Good Morning America Show on January 6.


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FREE Webinar for Pet Owners on Doberman Pinscher Dilated Cardiomyopathy

by WSU CVM 2. December 2010 16:37

FREE webinar on Doberman Pinscher Dilated Cardiomyopathy by Dr. Kate Meurs of Washington State University on Dec 9, 2010 at 6 PM PACIFIC TIME Please register and test your computer in advance using the instructions at   Registration closes at Noon on Dec. 9

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Free Webinar on Boxer Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy from WSU

by WSU CVM 29. September 2010 14:37
Dr. Kate Meurs and Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine will be offering a free, live interactive webinar on Boxer Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy accessible from your own computer!  Testing, making breeding decisions and treatment of affected dogs will be discussed. Questions will be encouraged. The webinar (as well as any questions and answers ) will be also be recorded and will be accessible after the seminar for individuals who are not able to attend the live presentation.  

Webinar date: October 19th (Tuesday) at 6 PM PACIFIC TIME

Register at


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Key to human heart disease might lie with hibernating bears

by WSU CVM 24. June 2010 13:19

WSU's Bear Center is currently looking at hibernation and how a bear can survive with a very low heart rate for an extended period of time. More details and video at

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Two Studies on Heart Disease in Dogs at Washington State University

by Admin 13. August 2009 13:37

1. Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Cardiology Department is participating in a multicenter clinical trial evaluating a new medical therapy for symptom-free dogs with chronic valve disease.   The aim of the new medication is to delay the onset of congestive heart failure in dogs with advanced but compensated chronic valve disease. Enrolled patients will be randomized to placebo or the new cardiac medication and followed for up to 4 years. Details

2. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University is currently studying the genetics of familial subaortic stenosis (SAS) in the Golden Retriever Dog.  This study aims to identify a possible genetic defect responsible for this devastating cause of heart disease in Goldens.  We are currently seeking normal Golden Retrievers and Golden Retrievers diagnosed with Subaortic Stenosis (SAS) by a veterinary cardiologist. Details

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Online Course for Boxer Owners on Boxer Cardiomyopathy

by WSU CVM 13. May 2009 08:49
On June 10, 2009 at 5:30 PM Dr. Kate Meurs will present a 2 hour session by web conference for dog owners updating cardiomyopathy in Boxer dogs.  The presentation will include details on a new test for the presence of a genetic mutation which predisposes to this disease.  Course Details

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