Table 8.4 Summary: Evaluation of the poor performance case suspected of having cardiovascular disease. Baseline information
Thorough clinical examination, including palpation of larynx, use of a re-breathing bag, examination of horse at exercise and basic lameness examination.
Endoscopy of the upper and lower respiratory tract
Tracheal wash cytology
Resting and exercising ECG
Chest radiograph of dorso-caudal lung fields
Pre- and post-exercise CK assay