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.


VetCompass shares and analyses veterinary clinical information to understand the disorders and improve the welfare of companion animals


  • "The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) was pleased to learn of the work of the VetCompass Project and is an enthusiastic supporter of its aims. Collection of data on cats means that at last decisions for their health and welfare can be made based on evidence rather than opinion or best guess. Independent evaluation will provide knowledge that can be widely shared amongst cat breeders and owners to the benefit of their pets. There will most
    definitely be keen interest in all new information provided, and considerable value in breed studies, as there has been so little feline fact gathering previously. GCCF intends to support and publicise the project."

    The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF)
  • “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”.

    Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)
    Canines 811,140
    Rabbits 67,784
    Rodents 56,807
    Reptiles 5,658
    Ferrets 4,545
    Fish 636
    Other 6,128
    TOTAL 1,540,277

    Infographics UK

    Infographics Canine


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