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Articles on Boxer Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

These articles are listed in historical order:

Dr. Neil Harpster was the first researcher to identify the condition which was first known as BCM and is now known as ARVC. Dr. Harpster continues as a practicing veterinarian in Massachusetts. The Boxer community owes Dr. Harpster a debt of gratitude for his work in first identifying and describing this disease in Boxers.

Wendy Wallner's article was written in 2000 and published on the American Boxer Club website. Dr. Wallner was a member of the Health and Research Committee of the American Boxer Club and a Trustee of the American Boxer Charitable Foundation. She was a practicing veterinarian in Georgia before her death.

The Purina Company has been a strong supporter of the American Boxer Club and the American Boxer Charitable Foundation for many years. We are pleased to include a Purina Health update on this site.

Dr. Kate Meurs began her study of heart disease in Boxers and Dobermans while she was on the faculty of Ohio State University. She continued her research while on the faculty of Washington State University and is now Associate Dean at the College of Veterinary Medicine of North Carolina State University.

Neil K. Harpster, VMD "Boxer Cardiomyopathy"

Wendy Wallner, DVM "Boxer Cardiomyopathy"

Purina Pro Club -- ARVC Gene Mutation Gives Breeders Another Testing Tool

Update on Boxer Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)