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
  • “Comparing conditions that affect welfare, in order to help prioritise efforts to tackle problems, depends on taking account of intensity (e.g. how much it hurts), duration (how long it hurts for) and the numbers of animals affected. To estimate the latter we need to know the proportion of animals affected. Here at UFAW we are seeking that important information, about the prevalences of genetic welfare conditions, for inclusion at the UFAW genetic welfare problems website. I welcome your project”. www.ufaw.org.uk

    Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)
  • 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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