Comparison of two methods of measuring vertebral heart size (VHS) in apparently healthy goats (Capra hircus)

23-Title: Comparison of two methods of measuring vertebral heart size (VHS) in apparently healthy goats (Capra hircus)

Authors: Vimlesh Kumar, S Purohit, RK Pathak, MK Srivastava, Vijay Pandey and RP Pandey

Source: Ruminant Science (2019)-8(2):247-249

How to cite this manuscript: Kumar Vimlesh, Purohit S, Pathak RK, Srivastava MK, Pandey Vijay and Pandey RP (2019). Comparison of two methods of measuring vertebral heart size (VHS) in apparently healthy goats (Capra hircus). Ruminant Science 8(2):247-249.

 

Abstract

The present study was conducted on twelve apparently healthy goats free from cordiothoracic diseases and allocated to two groups of 6 each order to establish the standard values (range) for parameters of the heart and thorax. The measured mean±S.E values of body weight and age were 11.83±0.70 (range 10 – 15) kg, 3.75±0.31 (range 3-5) month and 25.67±1.73 (range 16-30) kg, 8.58±0.95 (range 6.5-12) month in animals of the groups-I and II, respectively. The vertebral heart score (VHS) measured as per Buchanan and Buchler (1995) and Ljubica et al (2007) method differed significiently between groups I and II animals. In clinical practice, VHS is easy to apply and objective in assessing cardiac sizes of patients.

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