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Cardiology

UF Equine CardiologyMany horse cardiology problems require joint expertise of large animal internists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and cardiologists for accurate diagnosis, treatment planning, and follow-up care. The University of Florida is privileged to have all of these specialties under one roof, working together on equine cardiac cases. We provide cutting-edge diagnostics and the most progressive treatment options for horses.

UF specializes in horse and large animal heart problems, including poor-performance evaluations and arrhythmia & murmur evaluations. We also offer advanced medical & interventional therapies and pre-purchase evaluations.

Our equine cardiologists work within our equine internal medicine service but also work alongside veterinarians in all other services, including large animal internal medicine, equine lameness & imaging and equine surgery.

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Large Animal Cardiology Services

Equine pre-purchase evaluations

  • Resting and stress electrocardiograms (electrical recordings of the heart)
  • Resting and stress echocardiograms (ultrasound evaluation of the heart)
  • Treadmill/exercise testing

Advanced medical therapies

Advanced interventional therapies

Equine poor-performance evaluations

  • Resting and stress electrocardiograms (electrical recordings of the heart)
  • Resting and stress echocardiograms (ultrasound evaluation of the heart)
  • Treadmill/exercise testing
  • Continuous ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring (telemetry, Holter monitoring, event recording)
  • Cardiac biomarkers

Arrhythmia and murmur evaluations

  • Resting and stress electrocardiograms (electrical recordings of the heart)
  • Resting and stress echocardiograms (ultrasound evaluation of the heart)
  • Treadmill/exercise testing
  • Continuous ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring (telemetry, Holter monitoring, event recording)
  • Cardiac biomarkers

 

Equine & Large Animal Cardiology Veterinarians & Staff

  • Bonnie Heatwole, LVT
  • Melanie Powell, Veterinarian Assistant

 

More Information

The UF Large Animal Hospital veterinarians treat equine and large animal patients from the Gainesville, Ocala and Jacksonville areas, including Alachua and Marion Counties in Florida, and our clients come from all over the United States. Contact us to speak to one of our specialists or to make an appointment.