Dog breed health

VetCompass studies have explored a number of important topics including issues related to the health of pedigree dogs. The current VetCompass understanding of canine health is summarised in a recent statement.
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VetCompass shares and analyses veterinary clinical information to understand the disorders and improve the welfare of companion animals

Testimonials

  • “The KC is fully supportive of the principle of data collection from veterinary practices which will give us much greater information about the conditions which affect dogs and dog breeds.”

    “Research projects such as VEctAR (now known as VetCompass) are crucial to enabling dog breeders to breed even healthier dogs while retaining the characteristics essential to their particular breed.” www.thekennelclub.org.uk

    The Kennel Club
  • The RCVS “supports the aims of VetCompass Animal Surveillance” and “has approved the data collection process of VetCompass”. They “acknowledge the important role of primary practice databases in establishing information on the conditions affecting the UK vet-visiting animal population” and “support the conclusions of the Bateson Report recommending that ‘high priority should be given to the creation of a computer-based system for the collection of anonymised diagnoses from veterinary surgeries in order to provide statistically significant prevalence data for each breed’”. www.rcvs.org.uk

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • SPECIESNo. UNIQUE ANIMALS
    Canines 811,140
    Felines
    571,851
    Rabbits 67,784
    Rodents 56,807
    Birds
    15,728
    Reptiles 5,658
    Ferrets 4,545
    Fish 636
    Other 6,128
    TOTAL 1,540,277

    Infographics UK

    Infographics Canine

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