• Corpus ID: 13988520

Health status and population characteristics of dogs and cats examined at private veterinary practices in the United States.

@article{Lund1999HealthSA,
  title={Health status and population characteristics of dogs and cats examined at private veterinary practices in the United States.},
  author={Elizabeth M. Lund and P. Jane Armstrong and Claudia Ann Kirk and Linda M. Kolar and Jeffrey S. Klausner},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={214 9},
  pages={
          1336-41
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine age, breed, sex, body condition score, and diet of dogs and cats examined at private veterinary practices in the United States during 1995, and estimate prevalences of the most common disorders for these animals. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. ANIMALS 31,484 dogs and 15,226 cats examined by veterinary practitioners at 52 private veterinary practices. PROCEDURE Information on age, breed, sex, body condition score, diet, and assigned diagnostic codes were collected… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Disease prevalence among dogs and cats in the United States and Australia and proportions of dogs and cats that receive therapeutic diets or dietary supplements.

Results suggest that most dogs and cats reported by their owners to have a health problem were not being fed a therapeutic diet, and the rate of dietary supplement use was lower than that reported for people.

Demographics of dogs, cats, and rabbits attending veterinary practices in Great Britain as recorded in their electronic health records

There is an indication that the population structures of companion animals co-vary with human and environmental factors such as the predicted socioeconomic level linked to the owner’s address, which suggests that further studies of the relationship between human demographics and pet ownership are warranted.

[Feeding of dogs and cats in Germany].

Pet owners should be advised early on excess weight, because the onset of being overweight is often not recognised and diets for the treatment of disease need to take this into account and offer solutions for treats.

(2017). Demographics of dogs, cats, and rabbits attending veterinary practices in Great Britain as recorded in their electronic health records. (1), 218.

There is an indication that the population structures of companion animals co-vary with human and environmental factors such as the predicted socioeconomic level linked to the owner ’ s address.

Epidemiology of surgical castration of dogs and cats in the United States.

Many young adult (1- to < 4-year-old) dogs were uncastrated, signaling a need to promote earlier castration, and additional research is needed to evaluate the potential impact of wellness programs on an owner's decision to have his or her pet castrated.

Prevalence of Disorders Recorded in Dogs Attending Primary-Care Veterinary Practices in England

The results suggest that, for maximal impact, breeding reforms should target commonly-diagnosed complex disorders that are amenable to genetic improvement and should place special focus on at-risk breeds.

Major medical causes by breed and life stage for dogs presented at veterinary clinics in the Republic of Korea: a survey of electronic medical records

The most common medical disorders and differences in prevalences of diseases, according to age and breeds, are identified in companion dogs visiting primary-care veterinary clinics in the Republic of Korea.

Health screening to identify opportunities to improve preventive medicine in cats and dogs.

Opportunities for increased quality of care are numerous given the high percentage of intact, unvaccinated or non-permanently identified pets and the low level of worm and flea control.

The Retrospective Study of Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Diseases and Others Clinical Conditions Diagnosed in Dogs and Cats in Douala City, Cameroon

Most of the clinical diseases/conditions recorded from this study were avoidable cases and they have greater public health significance, demanding veterinary support in order to prevent the risk of zoonosis.
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 20 REFERENCES

Evaluation of postoperative complications following elective surgeries of dogs and cats at private practices using computer records.

The results of this study describe populations of elective-surgery patients at private practices, provide data for educating clients about the risks associated with these procedures, and demonstrate how computerized records can be used to collect practice-specific medical information.

Postoperative complications of elective surgeries in dogs and cats determined by examining electronic and paper medical records.

It is indicated that the frequency of clinically relevant POC of elective surgeries in dogs and cats is substantial and would be significantly underestimated if paper records were not also assessed.

The effect of underreporting on the apparent incidence and epidemiology of acute viral hepatitis.

All persons in Pierce County, Washington, who had been diagnosed by a physician as having acute viral hepatitis in the period March 1 through August 31, 1984 were identified and passive reporting was about 65% complete.

The reporting of communicable diseases.

  • R. Marier
  • Medicine
    American journal of epidemiology
  • 1977
There is indirect evidence that low reporting rates are not restricted to the area studied, and supplemental reporting by medical laboratories, hospital infection control, and record room personnel were suggested as additional soruces of case reports.

Use of computerised general practice data for population surveillance: comparative study of influenza data.

The apparent underreporting in the routine computerised data probably reflects lack of motivation and experience in disease surveillance and haphazard computer entry, along with overestimation of the population under surveillance.

Comparison of an active and passive surveillance system of primary care providers for hepatitis, measles, rubella, and salmonellosis in Vermont.

Between June 1, 1980 and May 31, 1981, the Vermont Health Department telephoned a randomly chosen half of the state's primary care offices for surveillance reports of hepatitis, measles, rubella, and

Shigella surveillance in a large metropolitan area: assessment of a passive reporting system.

A passive disease report card (DRC) surveillance system failed to detect an epidemic of diarrheal disease caused by a newly identified drug-resistant strain of Shigella sonnei. The DRC system

Statistical methods for rates and proportions

An Introduction to Applied Probability: The Basic Theory of Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Answers to Selected Problems.

Developing a standard data structure for medical language--the SNOMED proposal.

SNOMED is a linked data structure capable of faithfully representing the activities, observations and diagnoses found in the medical record in a computer processable form.