This book provides essential information on methodologies for recording electrocardiograms in various animal species, including dogs, cats, cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, mithun, chelonians, snakes, avians, equines, rabbits, and the Indian gray mongoose.
It also reviews the electrocardiographic physiology, generation of electrocardiograms, and normal criteria for various animal species; electrocardiograms in health and disease; and the interpretation of abnormal electrocardiograms, cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias, with corresponding treatment protocols.
Further, it presents several approaches to interpreting the electrocardiograms of dogs, cats, ruminants, tortoises, pigeons, and other animals, offering a valuable resource for all veterinary students, scientists, and physicians wanting to make greater use of this valuable non-invasive tool in the diagnosis of heart diseases and general health examinations.
Prof. J. P. Varshney has served as a Professor at the Division of Veterinary Medicine, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar; National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar; and Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi. He is a respected scientist with 53 years of experience, including 11 years of teaching at the graduate level. Although he retired from ICAR in 2007, he is still contributing to the field of Veterinary Medicine as a Senior Consultant (Medicine) at Nandini Veterinary Hospital, Surat (Gujarat). He is the recipient of 33 honors and awards, including a Dr. K. S. Nair Memorial Gold Medal-1990, Dr. C.G. Bhaskar Gold Medal-1996, Ram Lal Agrawal Gold Medal-1997 for contributions to veterinary medicine, Award of Merit-2001 and Award of Honour-2002 (IVRI Izatnagar for contributions in Research and Academics), Best Teacher Award 2003-2004 (IVRI, Izatnagar), PETCARE Award for Canine Excellence-2005, and Intas Polivet best clinical and research article awards (6 times). In recognition of his contributions to veterinary homeopathy, he was appointed as a member of the Consultative Committee of Experts in Veterinary Science, and served on the Special Committee for Fundamental Research in Homoeopathy at CCRH, New Delhi (Ministry Of Ayush, Govt. of India). He has published over 300 research and clinical papers in leading national/international journals, and authored two book chapters and one book.