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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

Jenny Stavisky



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

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 26, 2013
Journal Veterinary Record
Print ISSN 0042-4900
Electronic ISSN 0042-4900
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 173
Issue 16
APA6 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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.101514
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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