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Online Publication of 
Heart Testing Results

Results by year:

2017  |  2016  |  2015  |   2014 
2013  |   2012   |  2011
 2010   |  2009
Feel free to submit results
from earlier years.

This is an initiative by the Irish Wolfhound Health Group whereby owners and breeders can, if they wish, publish the heart testing results of their hounds. It is open to all owners who have screened their hounds using a qualified Veterinary Cardiovascular Society cardiologist using three stage screening comprising:
  • auscultation (stethoscope)
  • electrocardiography (ECG) 
  • echocardiography (ultrasound scan)

Link                                 
Online form for submitting results

Email                                
Open a pre-set email to send results

Download                                
Form for postal submission 



The IWHG offers screening sessions through its Regional Heart Testing Scheme at a significantly reduced rate of £45 per dog. Results are automatically submitted to our research programmes. For more details on where and when these are happening click here.

If you wish to publish details of your hound’s annual heart test results please complete the online form below and include a scanned copy of the Veterinary Certificate of Heart Testing.

Alternatively, a form can be downloaded here for submission by post, together with a copy of the Veterinary Certificate of Heart Testing.

You will be notifed by email when your results are online.

On completion of screening you receive a Veterinary Certificate of Heart Testing signed by the cardiologist with information about your dog’s heart rate and rhythm, the presence or absence of any heart murmur, the results of ECG and ultrasound. The certificate can be interpreted as follows:

  • NORMAL ­ the dog is clear of any abnormal heart defects at the date of the test and would be acceptable to breed from. It is recommended that breeders test their dogs annually to monitor continued heart function.

  • EQUIVOCAL ­ a recommendation to re­test in six months would fall into the category of an ‘equivocal’ reading. It does not necessarily mean that there is a heart problem but may be an anomaly that wil disappear at the next test and the result be clear. A recommendation to re­test in six months monitors the situation to ensure that nothing more worrying is developing.

  • ABNORMAL ­ an abnormal heart reading may be anything from a minor disruption to the normal heart function through to more serious problems such as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). It is recommended that dogs with this reading are not bred from.

If at the time of testing the cardiologist has serious concerns about the health of the dog, the owner will be advised to take the dog to their own vet as soon as possible for examination and potential referral to a specialist.
 
 
SUBMIT YOUR HEART TESTING RESULTS HERE

Note: a scanned copy or clear photo of your
Veterinary Certificate of Heart Testing is required.









Dog
Bitch


Super veteran
IWRT rescue hound
N/A

Normal
Abnormal
Equivocal

Normal
Abnormal
Equivocal




If your message does not send when you click 'submit' please check that you have completed the required fields correctly.

You will be notified by email when your results are online.
 
If you have problems with the online form:

Send by email                                
Open a pre-set email to send results

Download and print                              
Form for postal submission 

 
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