publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Causes of death and reasons for euthanasia in dogs from the midland region of the Midwest of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil (1965-2004)

Juliana S. Brum; Luiz F. Irigoyen; Marcia Cristina da Silva; Rafael A. Fighera; Glaucia D. Kommers; Tatiana Mello de Souza; Dominguita Lühers Graça; Claudio S.L. Barros;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 01 Apr 2008
  • Publisher: Colégio Brasileiro de Patologia Animal - CBPA. Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)
Abstract
The main objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of diseases culminating with death or motivating euthanasia of dogs from the midland region of the Midwest of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. The necropsy files of the Laboratório de Patologia Veterinária (LPV) of the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM) were accessed and necropsy protocols of dogs necropsied between January 1965 and December 2004 were reviewed. During this period 4,844 reports of canine necropsies were filed at the LPV-UFSM. The case distribution in relation to the disease categories diagnosed was as follows: infectious and parasitic diseases (1,693 [35.0%]); neoplasms (3...
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free text keywords: Doenças de cães, causas de morte, razões para eutanásia, Diseases of dogs, causes of death, reasons for euthanasia, General Veterinary, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100, Prevalence, Enteritis, medicine.disease, medicine, business.industry, business, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Parasitic disease, Degenerative disease, Cirrhosis, Cause of death, Pathology, Disease, Canine distemper
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