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Table 4 Prevalence and incidence density of diagnoses by body system and the most common diagnosis within systems in a cohort of 3044 Golden Retriever dogs during the 12 months preceding their initial clinical study visit

From: Population characteristics of golden retriever lifetime study enrollees

Body system Prevalence (diagnoses/3044 dogs enrolled) Incidence density
(new diagnoses per 1000 dog-months)
Integumentary (n = 943) 0.31 61.51
Otitis externa (n = 561) 0.18 36.21
Gastrointestinal (n = 578) 0.19 36.79
Enteritis (acute and/or self-limiting) (n = 365) 0.12 23.37
Urinary (n = 274) 0.09 17.94
Bladder infection/Cystitis (n = 273) 0.09 17.69
Musculoskeletal (n = 213) 0.07 14.72
Pain or lameness (n = 59) 0.02 6.45
Ophthalmic (n = 161) 0.05 10.39
Conjunctivitis (n = 121) 0.04 7.75
Reproductive (n = 91) 0.03 6.52
Cryptorchid (unilateral or bilateral)(n = 61) 0.02 4.84
Neurologic (n = 30) 0.01 1.10
Epilepsy (n = 7) 0.00 0.45