Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
|If asymptomatic, chronic MR it is not usually treated.|
|Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors are occasionally used in horses with symptomatic MR.|
|Afterload reduction using an arterial dilator for horses with acute or severe, chronic MR.|
|Treated for congestive heart failure or bacterial endocarditis if present|
|Mild MR - annual reexamination|
|Moderate to severe MR - monitoring heart rate and rhythm regularly|