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Table 4 Comparison of key health-related welfare impact metrics for eight common disorders of UK dogs with evidence for breed-related status

From: Health-related welfare prioritisation of canine disorders using electronic health records in primary care practice in the UK

  PREVALENCE DURATION SEVERITY (individual metric sub-scores: 0–3 [none – most severe]; Overall score: maximum 21) HEALTH RELATED WELFARE IMPACT
All-breed annual UK period prevalence estimate (%) Median annual disorder duration (% of year affected) Severity metric 1: Disorder as reason presented for primary-care veterinary attention Severity metric 2: Frequency of disorder-related primary-care veterinary clinic visits Severity metric 3: Disorder-related analgesia/anti-inflammatory therapy Severity metric 4: Disorder-related non-analgesic/anti-inflammatory intervention groups Severity metric 5: Disorder-related procedures under general anaesthesia/sedation Severity metric 6: Disorder-related overnight hospitalisations Severity metric 7: Disorder-related referral Overall Disorder Severity score VetCompass Welfare Impact score
Dental disease 9.6 76.4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 2.47
Osteoarthritis 2.3 81.9 3 2 3 1 1 0 3 13 2.24
Overweight/obesity 5.7 69.6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1.67
Lipoma 1.2 54.5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 1.41
Otitis Externa 4.0 3.8 3 1 2 3 1 0 1 11 1.30
Dermatitis 3.6 3.8 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 10 1.19
Anal sac disorder 4.5 3.8 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 7 1.05
Conjunctivitis 2.3 2.2 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 9 0.96
  1. Disorders presented in descending order of VetCompass Welfare Impact score