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Companion Animals
Disease surveillance project in pedigree dogs and cats
  1. Dan O'Neill1,
  2. Jen Summers1,
  3. Stephanie Middleton1,
  4. David Church1,
  5. Dave Brodbelt1,
  6. Paul McGreevy2 and
  7. Peter Thomson2
  1. Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health Group, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, RVC, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA
  2. Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

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FOLLOWING the BBC ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’ programme in 2008 and three major reports (Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare [APGAW] 2009, Rooney and Sargan 2009, Bateson 2010) on the health and welfare effects of pedigree dog breeding, a consistent problem identified was the paucity of prevalence …

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