dog, including identifying potential riskfactors and breed differences. Given current evidence that the true incidence is relatively low, a very large study population would be needed to provide a reliable estimate.
A large database of pet medical
Identification of riskfactors for magnesium ammonium phosphate (struvite) and calcium oxalate uroliths has been useful in the development of recommendations for medical management of these conditions in cats. 1 Elucidation of the biological
any studies reporting the incidence and riskfactors for colic in horses hospitalized for ocular disease or undergoing ocular surgery. This information would help clinicians educate their clients, identify horses at risk of developing colic, and
have typically focused on a single event or examination variable (ie, body condition score). To our knowledge, there have not been any large scale studies including data from multiple rides to identify riskfactors for endurance horse failure during
long-standing awareness of this condition and its anecdotally high morbidity rate in some geographic regions, riskfactors for the condition have received little investigation. The purpose of the study reported here was to determine riskfactors
groups: orally healthy horses and horses affected by EOTRH. Comparison of both groups allowed us to identify riskfactors for the development of EOTRH. We hypothesized that an intensive diet rich in carbohydrates and acids would favor the development of
. The objective of the study reported here was to evaluate a large number of potential riskfactors that might be associated with MV in MWDs, with the intent of improving our ability to identify dogs at risk for the disease. Our null hypothesis was that
in the literature. 1 – 24 Much of the focus of prior studies has been on multivariable modeling to understand riskfactors that contribute to increased likelihood of injury or fatality, with the goal of reducing these deleterious outcomes. 25 – 28
bearing. 1-4 Several epidemiologic studies have been performed to investigate riskfactors for laminitis and determine the incidence of laminitis in horses with comorbid disease conditions.
In a multicenter hospital-based study, 5 the risk for acute
of our study was to determine riskfactors for C gattii infection in dogs and cats residing on Vancouver Island, BC.
Materials and Methods
Selection of cases and controls —The southeastern portion of Vancouver Island, BC, was selected as the