• Expert veterinarians for the diagnosis and screening of the main heart disease in small animals.

Screening and diagnosis of heart diseases in companion animals

Diagnosis and screening of cardiopathies in small animals: our Observatory consists of a team of experienced veterinarians qualified in cardiology. After a careful and in-depth cardiac examination, they take care of the collection of epidemiological, clinical and echocardiographic data from dogs and cats and of the creation of an archive of genetic material of the examinated subjects.



Welcome to the new OVIC website, the website that unifies the Italian Heart Diseases Veterinary Observatory and the Italian HCM Feline Observatory.
PATRONAGE AND COLLABORATIONS
  • Università degli studi di Perugia Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria

    Università degli studi di Perugia

    Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria

  • Università degli studi di Napoli Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria

    Università degli studi di Napoli

    Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria

  • Laboratorio di genetica molecolare Laboratorio di genetica molecolareDipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria Università di Milano

    Laboratorio di genetica molecolare

    Laboratorio di genetica molecolare
    Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria Università di Milano

  • Associazione Nazionale Felina Italiana

    Associazione Nazionale Felina Italiana

  • Genefast

    Genefast

  • ENCI

    ENCI

  • Maine coon cat Club

    Maine coon cat Club

List of supporters

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Italian Heart Diseases Veterinary Observatory The origins The Italian Heart Diseases Veterinary Observatory was created with the aim of coordinating and standardizing the collection of epidemiological, clinical, echocardiographic and ultrasound data on dogs and cats, in Italy and abroad, and establishing an archive of genetic material of the subjects examined.
Info
info@osservatorioveterinariocardiopatie.com Director
Paolo Ferrari
(Cardiologist)

paolof63@gmail.com
Scientific commission
Prof.ssa Maria Longeri
(Geneticist)

maria.longeri@unimi.it
Prof. Francesco Porciello
(Cardiologist)

francesco.porciello@unipg.it
USEFUL QUESTIONS

  • Why does a breeder or owner participate in a cardiology screening examination?
    ​ Our team of expert veterinarians are able to early diagnose feline and canine heart diseases through cardiological and echocardiography examination, in order to prolong duration and increase quality of their life.

    Heart diseases can be congenital if present since birth or acquired if occurred during life.

    Both can have a hereditary component, that originates from a genetic mutation that is inherited from parents to offspring which determines in whole or in part the evolution of the disease.
    For this reason, breeders and owners, helped by the veterinary cardiologists, identify specific risks of each breed in order to avoid perpetuating genetic defects through wrong mating.
  • Procedure for the acquisition of the qualification of veterinarian examiner
    Submit your application to join the process to become a veterinarian examiner by attaching your short curriculum vitae (in a Word document) and sending it to the address:

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    You will be contacted by e-mail by the supervisor of the Commission for the admission (suitability) of veterinarians to the Observatory, who will inform you if your application is accepted or, otherwise, about which training and further training paths you need to complete before becoming a veterinarian examiner.
  • Where to get the forms, instructions and downloadable material?
    Submit your membership application (in a Word document) and send it to the address:

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  • How to join the Association?
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  • How to request information?
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LATEST NEWS

Screening mutazione gene alms1

Screening mutazione gene alms1

È stata recentemente pubblicata (meurs et al orphanet j. rare d. 2021, 16:108) una mutazione del gene alms1 che potrebbe essere associata a forme di hcm dello sphynx e che sta già riscuotendo l’interesse degli allevatori della razza.

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Progetto “Cuore di Dobermann”

Il progetto nato in collaborazione con l’Ospedale Veterinario Universitario Didattico di Perugia e l’Osservatorio Veterinario Italiano Cardiopatie (OVIC) con l’intento di monitorare e salvaguardare il Dobermann Italiano dalla malattia cardiaca “DCM”

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Ecvim poster 2020

Ecvim poster 2020

Cardiomyopathies are the most frequently diagnosed cardiovascular disorders in cats and the most common of these is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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