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  • Debbie Raikes-May
    ... From: Debbie Raikes-May To: Susan Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 3:10 PM Subject: Re: [FH] Fortekor for Cat
    Message 1 of 1 , May 11, 2004
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Debbie Raikes-May" <gmo44@...>
      To: "Susan" <somnamblst@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 3:10 PM
      Subject: Re: [FH] Fortekor for Cat Heart problems


      > Geb I am in the UK too. I had a lot of experience with my cat Treacle,
      last
      > year and now her twin who has HCM too. Wherabouts are you?
      > We are in Ross on Wye, Herefordshire
      > Debbie
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Susan" <somnamblst@...>
      > To: "G Huxley" <geb.huxley@...>
      > Cc: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 2:48 PM
      > Subject: Re: [FH] Fortekor for Cat Heart problems
      >
      >
      > >
      > > --- G Huxley <geb.huxley@...> wrote:
      > > > Hi Susan
      > > > Thanks for your reply.
      > > > I'm from the UK. Your explanation is very useful and
      > > > should help me in
      > > > understanding the problem.
      > > > Geb
      > > >
      > > Geb,
      > >
      > > In all my research, it does seem that US vet
      > > cardiologists are more involved in not so much
      > > research, but using existing extensive human clinical
      > > trial research to apply it to veterinary patients.
      > > This is because there is little money for animal
      > > trials to benefit animals. Animals are however used in
      > > research to benefit humans, so the veterinary
      > > cardiologists do have an animal model basis for their
      > > recommendations.
      > >
      > > Anyways you may want to make your vet aware of some of
      > > the most recent small animal cardiology articles.
      > >
      > > See:
      > > Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy:
      > > What's new and relevant in 2002?
      > > http://www.vetlatranquera.com.ar/pages/wild/small_animal_2.htm
      > >
      > > and
      > >
      > > Management Of Cardiovascular Disease: New Drugs And
      > > New Approaches
      > > http://www.vetlatranquera.com.ar/pages/wild/small_animal_3.htm
      > >
      > > While dogs and cats are quite different (dogs=DCM;
      > > cats=HCM) the approach regarding heart failure is
      > > similar in dogs and cats.
      > >
      > > Susan
      > >
      > > =====
      > > Rudy: Male DSH brown tabby, feral mom, diagnosed 09-2002 at 19 months of
      > age with idiopathic HCM: grade 2 murmur, hyperkinetic heart, borderline
      > normal thickening, considered asymptomatic, 12.5 mg Atenolol 1x day, 1/2
      > baby aspirin 2x week administered via pilling
      > >
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