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Diabetes mellitus in a population of 180,000 insured dogs: incidence, survival, and breed distribution.
BACKGROUND Canine diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common endocrinopathy with an unclear etiology. For a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms, there is a need for comprehensive epidemiologicExpand
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Breed risk of pyometra in insured dogs in Sweden.
An animal insurance database containing data on over 200,000 dogs was used to study the occurrence of pyometra with respect to breed and age during 1995 and 1996 in Swedish bitches <10 years of age.Expand
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Mortality in over 350,000 Insured Swedish dogs from 1995–2000: I. Breed-, Gender-, Age- and Cause-specific Rates
This study presents data on over 350,000 insured Swedish dogs up to 10 years of age contributing to over one million dog-years at risk (DYAR) during 1995–2000. A total of 43,172 dogs died or wereExpand
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Leptospira seroprevalence and associations between seropositivity, clinical disease and host factors in horses
BackgroundA cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of different serovars of Leptospira spp. and their association with clinical disease and host factors in SwedishExpand
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Clinical features and serology of 14 dogs affected by granulocytic ehrlichiosis in Sweden
The clinical features and the titres to Ehrlichia equi, E canis, E risticii, Rickettsia rickettsii and Borrelia afzelii in 14 Swedish dogs, in which ehrlichiosis was diagnosed on the basis of theExpand
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Mortality in over 350,000 Insured Swedish Dogs from 1995–2000: II. Breed-Specific Age and Survival Patterns and Relative Risk for Causes of Death
This study continues analysis from a companion paper on over 350,000 insured Swedish dogs up to 10 years of age contributing to more than one million dog-years at risk during 1995–2000. The ageExpand
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Incidence and breed predilection for dystocia and risk factors for cesarean section in a Swedish population of insured dogs.
OBJECTIVES To estimate the incidence and breed predilection for canine dystocia using data from insurance claims. The risk factors for cesarean section (CS) were assessed for bitches with dystocia.Expand
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Incidence of intervertebral disk degeneration-related diseases and associated mortality rates in dogs.
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and distribution of intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration-related diseases in a large population of dogs of various breeds, ages, and sexes and to determineExpand
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Validation of computerized Swedish dog and cat insurance data against veterinary practice records.
Large computerized medical databases offer great potential for epidemiological research. However, data-quality issues must be addressed. This study evaluated the agreement between veterinary practiceExpand
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Incidence of and risk factors for atopic dermatitis in a Swedish population of insured dogs
The incidence of atopic dermatitis was estimated to be 1·7 cases per 1000 dog-years at risk in a population of insured Swedish dogs whose insurance claims for the period 1995 to 2002 were examined.Expand
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