Authors : Nurgul Atmaca and Bahri Emre
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to demonstrate some electrocardiographic parameters of adult and puppies of Kangal dogs. A total of 50 Kangal dogs, 25 pups and 25 adults were used in the study. Bipolar extremity leads, unipolar extremity leads and unipolar chest leads were recorded in dogs. Duration and amplitude of the p-wave, amplitude of Q and R waves and duration of QRS complex, duration and amplitude of T wave, duration of PR and QT intervals, heart rate in the lead II and electrical axis were calculated for each animal. Configuration of the P and T waves and QRS complex was also studied. Significant differences were identified among groups in terms of duration of the p-wave, amplitude of Q and R waves, duration of PR, QT intervals and heart rate (p<0.05).
Nurgul Atmaca and Bahri Emre, 2010. Some Electrocardiographic Parameters of the Kangal Dogs. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 949-953.