TABLE 4:

‚ÄčThe seven most common species and the three main body systems or topics mentioned by veterinary clinicians performing clinical work (n=3982)*

SpeciesPer cent of veterinary clinicians (3982)Number of conditions per speciesBody system/TopicNumber of conditions per body systemPer cent of conditions per species
Dog819606
Skin306432
Gastrointestinal273528
Musculoskeletal174218
Cat789251
Skin246727
Non-specific127214
Urinary112312
Rabbit546410
Dental191830
Skin161925
Gastrointestinal97415
Equine212498
Musculoskeletal89936
Gastrointestinal51220
Respiratory33613
Cattle212463
Reproduction108544
Respiratory37915
Non-specific34414
Guinea pig171974
Skin74338
Non-specific36518
Dental34618
Sheep111228
Reproduction36029
Non-specific28223
Musculoskeletal22919
  • Non-specific body systems or topics related to conditions that were either too general to belong to one category (eg, nutrition problems) or could fit into more than one category (eg, bacterial infection)

  • *Veterinary clinicians were asked to mention up to four species that they worked with and three conditions for each species. See online supplementary Appendices 1, 2 and 3 for further details on condition classification