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A retrospective study of pyometra at five RSPCA hospitals in the United Kingdom: 1,728 cases from 2006-2011

Gibson, A.; Dean, Rachel S.; Yates, D.; Stavisky, Jenny

Authors

A. Gibson

Rachel S. Dean

D. Yates



Abstract

A retrospective cross-sectional study was used to analyse pyometra cases at five RSPCA
Animal Hospitals across the UK from 2006 to 2011. A total of 1728 cases of pyometra
were recovered from a female dog outpatient caseload of 78,469 animals, giving a total
prevalence of 2.2 per cent over the study period. There was an annual increase in the
incidence of pyometra within the population, while elective ovariohysterectomy caseload has
declined. There were variations in breed and age at presentation. Bullmastiffs (P

Citation

Gibson, A., Dean, R. S., Yates, D., & Stavisky, J. (2013). A retrospective study of pyometra at five RSPCA hospitals in the United Kingdom: 1,728 cases from 2006-2011. Veterinary Record, 173(16), doi:10.1136/vr.101514

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 26, 2013
Deposit Date Apr 2, 2014
Publicly Available Date Apr 2, 2014
Journal Veterinary Record
Print ISSN 0042-4900
Electronic ISSN 0042-4900
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 173
Issue 16
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.101514
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2352
Publisher URL http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/173/16/396.full
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0

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