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and insurance research get their information from veterinary practices and offer huge potential for health information that is representative of the cared-for pet populations. Veterinarians must recognize their crucial role in producing such data and do their best to record complete and accurate information. For example, when veterinarians accept respiratory abnormalities in brachycephalic breeds as ‘normal for the breed’ and therefore do not record them, then disorder prevalence
An Urban Experience
estimates based on these data will not re ect the true situation.
Breed-speci c prevalence and risk is both a science and an art: we live in an unprecedented era for the development of both.
Table 1. Prevalence results for the most frequent disorders recorded in dogs attending primary veterinary practices in England. P-values comapre purebreds and crossbreds. Reproduced from (7)
Overall
Purebred
Crossbred
Disorder
No.
Preva %
95% CIb
Preva %
95% CIb
Preva %
95% CIb
P-value
Otitis externa
396
10.2
9.1-11.3
11.2
10.0-12.4
6.5
4.7-8.3
0.001
Periodontal disease
361
9.3
8.3-10.3
9.4
8.2-10.5
9.2
7.4-11.0
1.000
Anal sac impaction
277
7.1
6.1-8.1
7.1
6.0-8.1
7.5
5.7-9.4
1.000
Overgrown nails
276
7.1
6.1-8.2
6.9
5.8-8.0
8.0
6.1-9.9
1.000
Degenerative joint disease
256
6.6
5.7-7.5
6.4
5.3-7.4
7.5
5.7-9.4
1.000
Diarrhoea
249
6.4
5.5-7.4
6.8
5.6-8.0
4.9
3.4-6.4
0.255
Obesity
238
6.1
5.2-7.1
6.7
5.6-7.9
3.9
2.3-5.5
0.006
Traumatic injury
214
5.5
4.7-6.4
5.5
4.4-6.5
5.7
3.6-7.7
1.000
Conjunctivitis
192
4.9
4.1-5.8
5.2
4.2-6.2
4.1
2.8-5.5
1.000
Vomiting
159
4.1
3.3-4.9
4.0
3.1-4.9
4.5
3.0-6.0
1.000
Heart murmur
153
3.9
3.3-4.5
4.1
3.5-4.7
3.4
2.1-4.7
1.000
Lipoma
137
3.5
2.8-4.2
3.5
2.7-4.2
3.8
2.7-4.9
1.000
Dermatitis
134
3.5
2.8-4.1
3.5
2.8-4.3
3.1
1.9-4.4
1.000
Skin hypersensitivity
113
2.9
2.3-3.5
3.2
2.5-3.9
1.8
0.9-2.6
0.116
Skin mass
110
2.8
2.3-3.4
3.2
2.6-3.8
1.5
0.6-2.4
0.033
Claw injury
103
2.7
2.1-3.2
2.6
2.0-3.2
2.6
1.5-3.8
1.000
Behavioural
99
2.6
2.1-3.0
2.6
2.1-3.1
2.4
1.4-3.4
1.000
Gastroenteritis
99
2.6
2.0-3.1
2.4
1.9-2.9
3.1
2.0-4.3
1.000
Dog bite injury
97
2.5
1.9-3.1
2.4
1.7-3.1
2.9
1.8-4.0
1.000
Laceration
92
2.4
1.8-2.9
2.5
1.8-3.1
2.0
1.1-2.9
0.446
aPrev prevalence
b95% CI 95% con dence interval
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