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Table 3 Prevalence of the most common disorders at a fine-level of diagnostic precision recorded in greyhounds (n = 2715) attending UK primary-care veterinary practices participating in the VetCompass™ Programme from January 1st to December 31st, 2016

From: Greyhounds under general veterinary care in the UK during 2016: demography and common disorders

Fine-level disorder Count Overall prevalence % 95% CIa Female prevalence % Male prevalence % Median age at end of study (years)
Periodontal disease 1060 39.0 37.2–40.9 39.4 38.8 8.3
Overgrown nails 302 11.1 10.0–12.4 11.8 10.5 8.3
Wound 167 6.2 5.3–7.1 5.8 6.6 6.8
Osteoarthritis 124 4.6 3.8–5.4 3.9 5.4 11.4
Claw injury 113 4.2 3.4–5.0 4.7 3.6 7.7
Diarrhoea 92 3.4 2.7–4.1 2.8 4.1 8.0
Lameness 84 3.1 2.5–3.8 3.0 3.2 7.7
Heart murmur 71 2.6 2.0–3.3 3.6 1.6 9.3
Corn 66 2.4 1.9–3.1 2.0 3.0 8.2
Dog-bite injury 55 2.0 1.5–2.6 2.3 1.8 7.4
Urinary incontinence 53 2.0 1.5–2.5 3.4 0.4 9.8
Aggression 47 1.7 1.3–2.3 1.0 2.6 7.1
Skin mass 45 1.7 1.2–2.2 1.1 2.3 8.5
Otitis externa 45 1.7 1.2–2.2 1.4 2.0 6.8
Collapse 44 1.6 1.2–2.2 1.8 1.5 12.5
Undesirable behaviour 41 1.5 1.1–2.0 1.9 1.1 6.5
Musculoskeletal injury 41 1.5 1.1–2.0 1.3 1.8 7.3
Foreign body 37 1.4 1.0–1.9 1.3 1.4 6.7
Stiffness 37 1.4 1.0–1.9 1.1 1.6 9.5
Noise phobia 36 1.3 0.9–1.8 1.6 1.1 7.6
Laceration 32 1.2 0.8–1.7 1.5 0.9 6.8
Flea infestation 32 1.2 0.8–1.7 1.0 1.4 5.7
Skin cyst 30 1.1 0.7–1.6 1.3 0.9 8.4
Urinary tract infection 29 1.1 0.7–1.5 0.9 1.3 9.2
Vomiting 29 1.1 0.7–1.5 1.1 1.1 9.2
  1. aCI confidence interval