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Correction to: West Highland White Terriers under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2016: demography, mortality and disorders

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The original article was published in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2019 6:7

Correction to: Canine Genet Epidemiol (2019) 6:7

https://doi.org/10.1186/s40575-019-0075-2

In the original publication of this article [1], due to an error in a single count relating to the denominator used for this study, some of the derived values were wrong, so that abstract, plain English summary, results and Fig. 1 all need to be revised.

Abstract

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Results: WHWTs comprised 6605/905,544 (0.7%) dogs under veterinary care during 2016 from 886 clinics.

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Results: WHWTs comprised 6605/336,865 (1.96%) dogs under veterinary care during 2016 from 438 clinics.

Plain English Summary

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WHWTs comprised 6605 (0.7%) of the overall 905,544 study dogs.

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WHWTs comprised 6605 (1.96%) of the overall 336,865 study dogs.

Results

Demography and mortality

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The study population of 905,544 dogs under veterinary care attending 886 clinics in the vetCompass database during 2016 included 6605 (0.7%) WHWTs. Annual proportional birth rates showed that WHWTs decreased in popularity from 1.69% of the annual VetCompass birth cohort in 2004 to 0.43% in 2015 (Fig. 1).

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The study population of 336,865 dogs under veterinary care during 2016 at 438 clinics in the VetCompass database included 6605 (1.96%) WHWTs. Annual proportional birth rates showed that WHWTs decreased in popularity from 4.79% of the annual VetCompass birth cohort in 2004 to 0.90% in 2015 (Fig. 1).

Figure 1 Legend

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Fig. 1 Annual proportional birth rates (2004–2015) for West Highland White Terriers (n = 6605) among all dogs (n = 905,544) under UK primary veterinary care from January 1st 2016 to December 31st, 2016 at practices participating in the VetCompass™ Programme

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Fig. 1 Annual proportional birth rates (2004–2015) for West Highland White Terriers (n = 6605) among all dogs (n = 336,865) under UK primary veterinary care from January 1st 2016 to December 31st, 2016 at practices participating in the VetCompass™ Programme

The authors apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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    O’Neill DG, et al. West Highland White Terriers under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2016: demography, mortality and disorders. Canine Genet Epidemiol. 2019;6:7.

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O’Neill, D.G., Ballantyne, Z.F., Hendricks, A. et al. Correction to: West Highland White Terriers under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2016: demography, mortality and disorders. Canine Genet Epidemiol 6, 8 (2019) doi:10.1186/s40575-019-0077-0

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