type of report given at Club sponsored Echo clinics? - Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums
Doberman Health If it has to do with your dog and its health post here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
Alpha
 
Cathy43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,437
Location: VA
Dogs Name: RIP - Seven Hill's New Centurion "Pullo" ,Enchanted vom haus Do'Urden "Fei"
Titles: IPO 1,CD,AX,OAJ,ATT,U-AG1
Dogs Age: 2-23-07 to 2-17-12 ,4-23-10
Gallery Pics: 6
Visit Cathy43's Gallery
Thanks: 7,040
Thanked 3,077 Times in 1,491 Posts
Images: 6
                     
type of report given at Club sponsored Echo clinics?

Has anyone been to one of these? After several emails with the contact person, I now know that there is, indeed, a report but no pictures. Well, I don't care about pictures but I do care about numbers. I'd hate to pay that kind of money for a piece of paper that says "wnl" although I know that beats the alternative.

I've had many echos done in hospital but never off-site like a clinic.
Cathy43 is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 06:33 AM
Alpha
 
ellenm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,375
Location: Virginia
Dogs Name: Rexy (RIP) Cheers: Goldgrove Cheers Diversha, Wally:Goldgrove Forever Yours, Jules
Titles: Rexy:CDX,WAC,CGC Cheers:CDX,NA,NAJ; Wally : AKC CH, CDX, BN,RA,NJP,ROM Jules:AKC CH,CD, BN,RN
Dogs Age: 8 yrs, 6 yrs, 2yrs
Gallery Pics: 50
Visit ellenm's Gallery
Thanks: 8,463
Thanked 10,307 Times in 4,413 Posts
Images: 50
                     
Click here to find out how ellenm became a supporter
I had a paper for each dog with the specific values written down when I walked out the door from the Concord, NC clinic.
The clinic in Fitchburg , MA as part of the Natl's last year had a printed 4 page report (they brought a printer).

*I was entered in obedience at Concord and still had days to show, thus was a bit nervous about Cheers (age 6). However both she and Wally had normal echos this year. Whew! Guess I need to update dobequest...
ellenm is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to ellenm For This Useful Post:
Cathy43 (12-31-2012)
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
Alpha
 
Cathy43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,437
Location: VA
Dogs Name: RIP - Seven Hill's New Centurion "Pullo" ,Enchanted vom haus Do'Urden "Fei"
Titles: IPO 1,CD,AX,OAJ,ATT,U-AG1
Dogs Age: 2-23-07 to 2-17-12 ,4-23-10
Gallery Pics: 6
Visit Cathy43's Gallery
Thanks: 7,040
Thanked 3,077 Times in 1,491 Posts
Images: 6
                     
Oh good, I really wanted to make sure I got actual values. Thanks.
Cathy43 is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 07:58 AM
Alpha
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 6,652

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit VZ-Doberman's Gallery
Thanks: 9,189
Thanked 16,587 Times in 5,110 Posts
                     
When I had Bacchus done it had numbers.
VZ-Doberman is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to VZ-Doberman For This Useful Post:
Cathy43 (12-31-2012)
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 11:27 AM
Alpha
 
workingk9s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5,867
Location: Nor Cal
Dogs Name: Ija, Dallas, Carson
Titles: Ija - UKC/UDC Ch., IPO1, WAC, CD
Dogs Age: Ija 10/2011
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit workingk9s's Gallery
Thanks: 5,973
Thanked 15,680 Times in 3,893 Posts
                     
At ours the owners get the OFA form with comments filled out including some numbers that are hand written. Also, they get the pics. If something shows up, then a follow up appointment is made (if the owner wishes) to go in to treatment options.


Erynn
workingk9s is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to workingk9s For This Useful Post:
Cathy43 (12-31-2012)
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 11:50 AM
Alpha
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4,784

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit dobebug's Gallery
Thanks: 6,024
Thanked 11,264 Times in 3,143 Posts
                     
Mt Hood DPC testing is held in the cardiologist's clinic (on Sunday when the clinic is not open for regular business).

If your dog is tested at one of those clinics it is now also required that a Holter have been done within three months of the date of the echo.

So the cardiologist has the Holter results from Alba to refer to and so do you--the cardiologist will answer any questions about the results of the Holter and often if it's not dead normal will refer to it on the echo sheet.

At the clinic itself you leave with 1) an Echocardiogram Report which is a synopsis of findings from the echo itself plus the Holter. 2) a digital printout of the individual numbers on the echo and a couple of pictures (digital) of the heart in action.

The Report lists the basic findings on the Holter and echo as well as comments and recommendations.

I've had echo's done elsewhere and they pretty much give all the same sort of information sometimes without the digital print out.

I work at a vet clinic so they don't give me prescriptions based on the results (if necessary) but include the information on what they would prescribe (if necessary) so that the vets who see my dogs can write the prescriptions as recommended or call and talk to the cardiologist if necessary.

A friend of mine who has had Dobes for 35 years and who has been seeing the cardiologist who started the clinic since her first Dobe deeloped DCM says that the reports are the same for private patients as well as the clinic patients. All that has changed over the years is diagnostics have improved, meds are more sophisticated and the equipment itself gets more sensitive with each progressive model.
dobebug is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to dobebug For This Useful Post:
Cathy43 (12-31-2012)
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome