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Table 1 Characteristics of the included dogs

From: Effect of Pimobendan on NT-proBNP and c troponin I before and after a submaximal exercise test in dogs with preclinical mitral valve disease without cardiomegaly – a randomised, double-blinded trial

Number Breed Gender Age (years) Weight (kg) Heart murmur Speed (km/h) Group
1 mixed breed mn 11.1 31.6 II/VI 5.5 A
2 mixed breed mn 10.8 16.6 I/VI 5.5 A
3 mixed breed mn 9.8 16.0 I/VI 6.3 A
4 mixed breed fn 10.8 26.6 I/VI 6.4 B
5 mixed breed fn 15.7 8.7 IV/VI 4.0 B
6 mixed breed fn 7.7 11.9 II/VI 4.5 B
7 mixed breed fn 6.2 6.8 I/VI 4.4 A
8 Golden Retriever fn 8.5 34.5 I/VI 7.0 B
9 Golden Retriever mi 8.1 28.7 II/VI 6.5 B
10 Jack Russel Terrier mn 13.5 12.0 IV/VI 3.0 A
11 Jack Russel Terrier mn 12.4 7.6 II/VI 4.1 A
12 Beagle fn 7.9 18.8 II/VI 7.0 B
13 Beagle mn 6.2 18.8 IV/VI 6.3 A
14 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel fn 6.8 8.0 IV/VI 5.5 A
15 Entlebuch cattle dog fn 5.8 18.0 I/VI 6.0 B
16 Small Munsterlander fn 11.8 19.8 I/VI 6.7 A
17 Pekinese mn 6.2 8.9 I/VI 3.4 A
18 West Highland White Terrier fn 7 6.9 I/VI 3.0 B
19 Poodle mn 12.2 10.6 II/VI 4.5 B
20 American Staffordshire Terrier mn 7.8 16.5 I/VI 5.3 B
  1. Breed, gender, age, weight, heart-murmur, speed running on the treadmill and group (A/B) of each included dog
  2. mn: male neutered; fn: female neutered; mi: male intact. There were ten female dogs (all neutered) and ten male dogs (one intact, nine neutered). The mean age was 8.3 (± 2.8) years and the mean weight was 16.3 (± 8.4) kg. Regarding the intensity of the heart murmur, participants were distributed as follows: grade 1 (n = 10), grade 2 (n = 6), grade 3 (n = 0) or grade 4 (n = 4) of six possible grades. Dogs in group A were administered Pimobendan; dogs in group B were administered the placebo