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Table 1 Selected published and findings studies on dog health based on insurance data

From: Approaches to canine health surveillance

Topic & main conclusion Insurer Country Reference
German Shepherd Dog, predisposed to immune-mediated diseases Agriaa Sweden Vilson et al. [62]
Atopic dermatitis, offspring of bitches fed non-commercial diet during lactation protected Agriaa Sweden Nodtvedt et al. (2007) [53]
Bone tumours, Irish Wolfhound, St. Bernard, and Leonberger at increased risk Agriaa Sweden Egenvall et al. (2007) [63]
Cancer, skin and soft tissue tumours had highest prevalence PetProtectb UK Dobson et al. (2002) [58]
Demography, insured dogs similar to the general dog population Agriaa Sweden Sallander (2001) [64]
Diabetes mellitus, highest incidence in Australian Terrier, Samoyed, Swedish Elkhound and Swedish Lapphund Agriaa Sweden Fall et al. (2007) [65]
Dystocia/caesarean section, Scottish terrier at increased risk Agriaa Sweden Bergstrom (2006) [66]
Heart disease, Irish Wolfhound, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Great Dane showed highest mortality Agriaa Sweden Egenvall et al. (2006) [67]
Intervertebral disc degeneration, Miniature Dachshund, Standard Dachshund and Doberman Pinscher had highest incidence Agriaa Sweden Bergknut et al. (2012) [68]
Lymphoma, Bull mastiff, Bulldog and Boxer had high incidence PetProtectb UK Edwards et al. (2003) [69]
Mammary tumours, highest incidence in English Springer Spaniel, Doberman and Boxer Agriaa Sweden Egenvall et al. (2005b) [70]
Morbidity and mortality, marked breed differences in survival Agriaa Sweden Bonnett and Egenvall (2010) [55]
Morbidity and mortality (1995–1996), insurance data useful for epidemiological studies Agriaa Sweden Egenvall et al. (2000a) [60]
Mortality, wide breed differences in survival Agriaa Sweden Egenvall et al. (2000b) [71]
Mortality, >40% of deaths from trauma, tumours and locomotor disorders Agriaa Sweden Bonnett et al. (1997) [72]
Mortality (1995–2000), Irish Wolfhound and Great Dane had highest mortality Agriaa Sweden Egenvall et al. (2005a) [57]
Mortality (1995–2000), 62% of deaths from tumour, trauma, locomotor, heart and neurological disorders Agriaa Sweden Bonnett et al. (2005) [73]
Pyometra, increased risk Rough Collies, Rottweilers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and English Cocker Spaniels Agriaa Sweden Egenvall et al. (2001) [74]
  1. a http://www.agriavet.co.uk b http://www.petprotect.co.uk.