Here we have a collection of scientific articles and specialist texts for you so you can – besides on this homepage – inform yourself on tricuspid valve dysplasia as a specific heart disease in the breed Labrador Retriever. We try to add regularly new articles.
On the website of the Institute for Animal Breedings and Genetics of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover you find a short overview as well as the research project on tricuspid valve dysplasia:
On the website of the animal cardiology of the LMU Munich you’ll find an easy to understand overview regarding symptoms, diagnosis as well as possible therapy and prognosis:
Also the Tierklinik Kaiserberg writes down some information about tricuspid valve dysplasia:
A good summary including recommendations for affected breeders you’ll find in the database for genetic disease in dogs (CIDD) of the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada:
A very interesting scientific article from the 'Purina Pro Club'- newsletter from January 2003 as well as an addition from July 2004 you’ll find here:
A study by Andelfinger et al. (2003) can be found here:
An overview of pharmacotherapy for tricuspid valve dysplasia you’ll find in the article from Abraham and Ungemacht from the Institute for pharmacology, pharmacy and toxicology of the veterinary medicine faculty of the University Leipzig:
An article by Dr. med. vet. Jan-Gerd Kresken about "Herzerkrankungen in Hundepopulationen" including a small extract about tricuspid valve dysplasia in Labrador Retriever can be found in 'Unser Rassehund' (issue 4/14) or online:
A short handout from the "Specialist Veterinary Cardiology Consultancy" you'l find here:
"Tricuspid Dysplasia: A Cardiologist's Perspective" by Lori Seimens, D.V.M., DACVIM you'll find in the archive of the retrieverNEWS:
A small chapter about tvd can also be found in "The Everything Labrador Retriever Book" by Kim Campbell Thornton (2004) and in "Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month By Month" by Terry Albert (2012):
Furthermore the tricuspid valve dysplasia is described in "Small Animal Cardiovascular Medicine" by Mark D. Kittleson and Richard D. Kienle (1998):
In "Common Diseases of Companion Animals" by Alleice Summers (2002) Table 1-1 shows a Breed Prediliction for TVD in Labrador Retriever:
The therapeutic management of a tvd sick dog is described in a study by Velhankar et al. in the Indian Journal of Canine Practice (Volume 7 Issue 1, June, 2015):
A study by Oliveira et al. (2011) can be found here:
In "Congenital heart disease in dogs" by Nicole Van Israel the tvd also is described as a common congenital anomaly in Labrador Retriever:
Moreover there are further scientific articles not freely accessible.
Amberger CN, Lombard CW (1998): Prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Switzerland. ESVC Newsletter 2: 17.
Buchanan JW (1999): Prevalence of cardiovascular disorders. In: Fox PR, Sisson DD, Moise NS, Eds. Textbook of Canine and Feline Cardiology. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 457–470.