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

O'Neill, D G and Rooney, N J and Brock, C and Church, D B and Brodbelt, D C and Pegram, C L (2019) Greyhounds under general veterinary care in the UK during 2016: demography and common disorders. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 6 (4).

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Abstract

The greyhound is a sighthound known for its speed and agility. Greyhounds were selectively bred as functional racing animals but increasingly are kept as pets in the UK, often after their racing careers are over. The VetCompass™ Programme collates de-identified clinical data from primary-care veterinary practices in the UK for epidemiological research. Using VetCompass™ clinical data, this study aimed to characterise the demography, mortality and common disorders of the general population of pet greyhounds under veterinary care in the UK.