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This breed has information on both veterinary care events (VC) and LIFE insurance data (mortality).

 


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DANISH-SWEDISH FARMDOG VC 2006-2011.pdf
The VC file has rates of most common and highest risk conditions requiring veterinary care.

 

DANISH-SWEDISH FARMDOG LIFE 2006-2011.pdf
The LIFE file has rates of most common and highest risk causes of death.

 

Agria Dog Breed Statistics FAQs.pdf
This file addresses frequently asked questions regarding Agria Dog Breed Statistics.

 


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Curious as to wether there is information as to the neuter/intact status of the dogs in the data contained in the Agria files. Given this is Sweden should we assume the majority of these dogs are intact?

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Indeed, in Sweden most dogs are intact, male and female, although the trend is changing somewhat in recent years.

And, unfortunately, we do not have information on their neuter status in the data.

Are there some results that you think would be markedly affected by that?

All breeds in Sweden have Pyometra as a relatively common occurrence, because bitches are intact to higher ages. Certain breeds show an increased risk compared to All Breeds.

Thanks for the comments!

 

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I have noticed in a few breed's health surveys that the question of intact or neutered is included. I do not know if the Breed Clubs for DSF in different countries have done health surveys - or if analysis has been done on intact status related to anything else covered in the health surveys. I am aware of research into the increased risk of expression of joint conditions (Neutering Dogs: Effects on Joint Disorders and Cancers in Golden Retrievers: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0055937) and immune mediated issues (Gonadectomy effects on the risk of immune disorders in the dog: a retrospective study: https://bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12917-016-0911-5) in dogs that were spayed/neutered early/later in life. I do not know exactly which breeds were studied or how club recommendations for management of dogs are impacted or how breeders/owners/vets specifically handle the spay/neuter question.  

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