Some quantitative work already published on dog health - references for attendees at 3rd IDHW:
Comparison and challenges for different data sources:
O'NEILL, D., CHURCH, D., MCGREEVY, P., THOMSON, P. & BRODBELT, D. 2014. Approaches to canine health surveillance. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 1, 2.
Understanding primary-care vet data for research:
ROBINSON, N. J., BRENNAN, M. L., COBB, M. & DEAN, R. S. 2014. Capturing the complexity of first opinion small animal consultations using direct observation. Veterinary Record.
Capturing the complexity of first opinion small animal consultations.pdf
Exploring bias in referral clinical records:
BARTLETT, P. C., VAN BUREN, J. W., NETERER, M. & ZHOU, C. 2010. Disease surveillance and referral bias in the veterinary medical database. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 94, 264-271.
Disease surveillance and referral bias in the veterinary medical database Bartlett 2010 Prev Vet med.pdf
Uses of owner-reported data:
ADAMS, V. J., EVANS, K. M., SAMPSON, J. & WOOD, J. L. N. 2010. Methods and mortality results of a health survey of purebred dogs in the UK. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 51, 512-524.
Methods and mortality results.pdf
Kennel club registrations statistics:
THE KENNEL CLUB. 2017. Breed registration statistics [Online]. The Kennel Club Limited. Available: [Accessed January 23 2017].
The use of insurance data:
BONNETT, B. N., EGENVALL, A., HEDHAMMAR, Å. & OLSON, P. 2005. Mortality in over 350,000 insured Swedish dogs from 1995-2000: I. breed-, gender-, age- and cause-specific rates. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 46, 105-120.
Mortality in over 350,000 Insured Swedish dogs from 1995–2000 I.pdf
Comparison of information from literature, referral practice and expert opinion with data from primary practice:
KEIJSER, S. F. A., MEIJNDERT, L. E., FIETEN, H., CARRIÈRE, B. J., VAN STEENBEEK, F. G., LEEGWATER, P. A. J., ROTHUIZEN, J. & NIELEN, M. 2017. Disease burden in four populations of dog and cat breeds compared to mixed-breed dogs and European shorthair cats. Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Disease burden in four populations of dog and cat breeds.pdf
Quantitative data requirements for welfare impact assessment:
COLLINS, L. M., ASHER, L., SUMMERS, J. F., DIESEL, G. & MCGREEVY, P. D. 2010. Welfare epidemiology as a tool to assess the welfare impact of inherited defects on the pedigree dog population. Animal Welfare, 19, 67-75.
Welfare epidemiology as a tool to assess the welfare impact of inherited defects on the pedigree dog population Collins 2010 Animal Welfare.pdf