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Reply To: Covid myocarditis

Liz Bode

Replying to Emma Holt 08/02/2022 - 15:44

Hi Emma and Scott,

It helps make us suspicious of myocarditis. That being said a dog or cat with chronic disease might have normal troponin, so it isn’t very specific. I would also monitor it in individuals where it is very high, so this cat for example I might advise we repeat in a month.

I just submitted a rectal swab in the end as didn’t want to sedate the cat again for an oropharyngeal one. Idexx said if we can send both that it may improve detection rates. It would be nice to have a commercially available blood test!