19.5.2014 Heart ultrasound and EKG: no changes since last year. A clinically unsignificant leakage (10%) at the left ventricle. Murmur 2/6 left side (not due to leakage). No indications of DCM were detected. Yearly check-ups recommended, but Asham's larger left ventricle is most probably normal variation within the breed. He is for now diagnosed as cardiologically healthy.
22.4.2013 Heart ultrasound, EKG and blood test: no changes since the previous examination were detected, which suggests Asham's left ventrical size would be normal variation within the breed. Murmur 1/6, left side. EKG and blood values incl. T4 and TSH (thyroid values) normal. Further heart screen controls recommended.
4.9.2012 Heart ultrasound, EKG and blood test: diagnose undetermined concerning DCM; left ventricle rather large; murmur 1/6 systolic, no findings that explain the murmur. EKG and blood values incl. T4 and TSH (thyroid values) normal. Suggested for a heart screen control group of salukis due to the size of the left ventricle.
Other health issues: Asham started to show symptoms of mild epilepsy just after he turned 8. He would have seisures that lasted a few minutes where he slowly arched his neck downwards or to one side, lifted his paw, curved his back and walked in a stiff manner (when asked to move), and with a confused look in his eyes. He is on a low dosis of phenobarbitol that luckily keeps the symptoms away completely.
Apart from this he has had no other health problems. He has been treated for small injuries to the skin, a few damaged front teeth and a toe fracture.