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Table 2 Evaluation of replies to questions regarding health status of the dogs by questionnaire

From: Increased prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi infections in Bernese Mountain Dogs: a possible breed predisposition

   Bernese Mountain Dogs Control dogs
   B. burgdorferi serology total B. burgdorferi serology total
   positive negative   positive negative  
      hair color hair color  
      fair dark fair dark  
Does your dog often have attached ticks?1 Yes 40 18 58 1 2 7 3 13
  No 40 33 73 1 4 24 11 40
Do you perform tick prevention? Yes 52 38 90 2 6 23 5 36
  No 26 14 40 0 0 7 7 14
Did your dog suffer from infectious diseases? No 62 47 109 2 3 25 12 42
  Yes 15 4 19 0 3 5 2 10
General health Normal 80 52 132 2 6 30 14 52
  Abnormal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Endurance Normal 76 50 126 2 6 28 14 50
  Decreased 4 2 6 0 0 2 0 2
Weight loss No 75 52 127 2 6 30 14 52
  Yes 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
Skin normal Yes 69 48 117 1 6 28 14 49
  No 9 4 13 1 0 2 0 3
Appetite Normal 72 50 122 1 6 30 14 51
  Decreased 5 2 7 0 0 0 0 0
  Increased 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
Thirst Normal 72 52 124 2 6 29 14 51
  Decreased 5 0 5 0 0 1 0 1
  Increased 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Vomiting No 77 52 129 2 6 29 14 51
  Yes 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
Coughing No 77 52 129 2 6 30 14 52
  Yes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Urine volume Normal 74 52 126 2 6 30 14 52
  Decreased 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  Increased 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defecation Normal 76 51 76 2 6 30 14 52
  Diarrhea 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Lameness No 46 36 46 1 6 24 14 45
  Yes 5 3 5 1 0 6 0 7
Fever No 80 53 80 2 6 30 14 52
  Yes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edema No 51 39 51 2 6 30 14 52
  Yes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. 1Significant difference between Bernese Mountain Dogs and control dogs (p = 0.01).