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Table 1 Prevalence of corneal ulcerative disease in commonly affected dog breeds

From: Corneal ulcerative disease in dogs under primary veterinary care in England: epidemiology and clinical management

Breed No. cases No. dogs in study Prevalence % 95% CIa
Pug 55 1015 5.42 4.11–7.00
Boxer 69 1386 4.98 3.89–6.26
Shih Tzu 70 2031 3.45 2.70–4.33
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 58 2332 2.49 1.89–3.20
Bulldog 19 787 2.41 1.46–3.74
King Charles Spaniel 11 496 2.22 1.11–3.93
Lhasa Apso 19 892 2.13 1.29–3.31
French Bulldog 12 642 1.87 0.97–3.24
West Highland White Terrier 28 2859 0.98 0.65–1.41
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 66 6863 0.96 0.74–1.22
Cocker Spaniel 37 4234 0.87 0.62–1.20
English Springer Spaniel 19 2210 0.86 0.52–1.34
Border Terrier 11 1327 0.83 0.41–1.48
Chihuahua 17 2223 0.76 0.45–1.22
Yorkshire Terrier 24 3354 0.72 0.46–1.06
Jack Russel Terrier 41 6699 0.61 0.44–0.83
Border Collie 12 2807 0.43 0.22–0.75
Crossbreed 88 23329 0.38 0.30–0.46
Labrador Retriever 24 9541 0.25 0.16–0.37
Other purebreds 154 29206 0.53 0.45–0.62
Overall total 834 104233 0.80 0.75–0.86
  1. Prevalence of diagnosis of corneal ulcerative disease in commonly affected dog breeds attending primary-care veterinary practices in England
  2. aCI confidence interval