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Table 1 Signalment of dogs diagnosed with Brucella suis in New South Wales, Australia (n = 74)

From: Emergence of Brucella suis in dogs in New South Wales, Australia: clinical findings and implications for zoonotic transmission

Characteristic Positive (n = 48)
No. (%)
Inconclusive (n = 26)
No. (%)
Age   
 ≤24 months 16 (33) 6 (23)
 >24 months 26 (54) 18 (69)
 Unknown 6 (13) 2 (8)
Gender   
 Male intact 26 (54) 16 (62)
 Male de-sexed 1 (2) 1 (4)
 Female intact 17 (35) 9 (35)
 Female de-sexed 2 (4) 0
 Unknown 2 (4) 0
Breed   
 Boxer/Boxer Xa 5 (10) 0
 Bull Arab/Bull Arab X 11 (23) 5 (19)
 Bull Mastiff/Bull Mastiff X 9 (19) 6 (23)
 Cattle dog/Collie/Kelpie 5 (10) 3 (12)
 Wolfhound/Wolfhound X 2 (4) 4 (15)
 Pig dog, unspecified breed 6 (13) 5 (19)
 Otherb 8 (17) 3 (12)
 Unknown 2 (4) 0
  1. Cases from 2011 to 2015 (n = 74) are presented
  2. aX - cross-breed
  3. bOther includes: Great Dane/Great Dane X (n = 3), Bull Terrier/Bull Terrier X (2), Catahoula (1), Dachshund (1), Jack Russell Terrier (1), Staffordshire Terrier (1), Staghound (1), and cross-bred, breeds unspecified (1)