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Table 8 The number and percentage of dogs that were recorded to have at least one abnormal clinical finding, stratified by body system. Numbers and percentages are shown for the entire population (n = 641) along with numbers and percentages of the two main types of dog: Heading dogs (n = 314) and Huntaways (n = 308). Data were collected from 641 working farm dogs that were enrolled in TeamMate. Percentages do not add up to 100% as many dogs were recorded to have more than one type of clinical abnormality

From: TeamMate: a longitudinal study of New Zealand working farm dogs. I. Methods, population characteristics and health on enrolment

Type of abnormalityAll dogsHeading dogsHuntaways
n% (95% CI)n% (95% CI)n% (95% CI)
Musculoskeletal27242 (39–46)12139 (33–44)14346 (41–52)
Skin27242 (39–46)12941 (36–47)13845 (39–50)
Oropharyngeal22735 (32–39)12239 (33–44)9631 (26–36)
Ocular6610 (8–13)3511 (8–15)3010 (6–13)
Reproductive457 (5–9)155 (2–7)279 (6–12)
Lymph nodes91 (0–2)21 (0–2)62 (0–3)
Heart61 (0–2)52 (0–3)10 (0–1)
Hernia30 (0–1)21 (0–2)10 (0–1)
Respiratory20 (0–1)10 (0–1)10 (0–1)
Gastrointestinal10 (0–0)10 (0–1)10 (0–1)
Urinary10 (0–0)10 (0–1)00
Other31 (0–1)31 (0–2)00
Any abnormality47674 (71–78)23073 (68–78)23576 (72–81)