TABLEĀ 2:

The 10 most frequently recorded clinical examination findings for (a) all problems, presenting problems and non-presenting problems and (b) the three most frequently presented species, during direct observation of small animal consultations

(a)
All problems (n=3042)Presenting problems (n=1098)Non-presenting problems (n=1944)
FindingnPer Cent*FindingnPer Cent*FindingnPer Cent*
Overweight/obese2026.6Lameness645.8Overweight/obese19910.2
Dental tartar1715.6Skin erythema615.6Dental tartar1628.3
Skin lump1595.2Wound615.6Skin lump1085.6
Weight loss1525Pyrexia605.5Weight loss924.7
Weight gain1003.3Weight loss605.5Weight gain874.5
Wound943.1Skin lump514.6Heart murmur814.2
Skin erythema892.9Alopecia373.4Ocular discharge432.2
Heart murmur872.9Ocular discharge363.3Alopecia351.8
Ocular discharge792.6Inflamed ear353.2Waxy ear351.8
Lameness772.5Thin322.9Gingivitis341.7
(b)
Dog (n=2056)Cat (n=832)Rabbit (n=97)
FindingnPer Cent*FindingnPer Cent*FindingnPer Cent*
Overweight/obese1416.9Weight loss8610.3Ocular discharge1010.3
Skin lump1336.5Dental tartar587.0Overgrown incisors1010.3
Dental tartar1105.4Overweight/obese485.8Overweight/obese1010.3
Skin erythema733.6Wound475.6Weight loss99.3
Lameness653.2Weight gain425.0Matted fur77.2
Weight loss562.7Heart murmur374.4Scurf66.2
Weight gain552.7Thin263.1Molar spurs44.1
Waxy ear522.5Ocular discharge253.0Wound44.1
Heart murmur492.4Alopecia232.8Ataxia33.1
Inflamed ear442.1Gingivitis232.8Weight gain33.1
  • *Percentages shown are based on the total number of problems for each species or problem type (shown in the Total n column)