Med. Weter. 77

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OLGA SZALUŚ-JORDANOW, MICHAŁ CZOPOWICZ, OKTAWIA SZPINDA, MARCIN MICKIEWICZ, AGATA MOROZ, JAROSŁAW KABA, MAGDALENA GARNCARZ, TADEUSZ FRYMUS
Agreement between ECG values obtained in the sternal recumbent position and right lateral recumbency in goats
The aim of the study was to analyze if body positioning during electrocardiogram recording has an influence on the results in goats. Forty-seven Polish White Improved and Polish Fawn Improved goats from a large dairy herd selected for sanitary culling due to caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus (CAEV) infection, ranging from 2-12 years (median 5.5 years) were included in the study. ECG records were obtained from each goat in the sternal recumbent position and in right lateral recumbency using ASPEL AsCARD Mr. Silver machine with a frequency range of 0.05-150 Hz. The signals from leads I, II, III, aVR, aVL and aVF were recorded for 30 seconds. The mean values of P, QRS, T, PQ, QT, P-R duration (in sec) and P, Q, R, S, T waves amplitude (mV) were measured and analyzed. Values obtained in both positions did not differ significantly.
Keywords: electrocardiography, goat, agreement, position