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Demography, mortality and disorders of labrador retrievers in the UK
P. D. McGreevy, B. J. Wilson, C. S. Mansfield and others
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology (2018)
• What did the research find?
The median lifespan of labrador retrievers was 12 years, but was shorter in dogs with a chocolate coat colour. The most prevalent disorders in labrador retrievers were otitis externa, overweight/obesity, degenerative joint disease, lameness and periodontal disease. The most common causes of death were musculoskeletal disorders and cancer. There was a significant association between neutering and overweight/obesity in male dogs only. Otitis externa and pyotraumatic dermatitis were significantly more common in chocolate labradors than in those with black or yellow coat colours.
• How was it conducted?
The clinical health records of 33,320 labrador retrievers collected by the VetCompass programme in 2013 were analysed; disorder and mortality data were collected from 2074 …
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