Incidence and risk factors for feline lymphoma in UK primary-care practice
Objectives: The study aimed to estimate the incidence and prevalence of feline lymphoma in cats attending primary-care practices across the UK and to identify patient-based and environmental (radon and pesticide exposure) risk factors.
Materials and methods: Case records from the VetCompassTM programme from primary-care veterinary practices in the UK were searched for a diagnosis of lymphoma in cats in 2016. Cases were required to have had an external laboratory confirmed diagnosis based on cytology and/or histopathology. A nested case-control study design was used to identify risk factors for lymphoma using multivariable logistic regression.
Results: From a cohort of 562,446 cats under veterinary care at VetCompass participating practices in 2016, a total of 271 lymphoma cases were identified (prevalence: 48/100,000, 95% CI 44- 56/100,000; incidence 32/100,000, 95% CI 26- 35/100,000). There was 180 incident lymphoma cases and 803 controls, all aged 2 years and older. Male (OR 1.7, 95% CI 1.2-2.4, P=0.004), insured (OR 3.6, 95% CI 2.3-5.6, P=
Economu, L. (in press). Incidence and risk factors for feline lymphoma in UK primary-care practice. Journal of Small Animal Practice, https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.13266
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Oct 28, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Dec 15, 2020|
|Deposit Date||Oct 30, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Dec 21, 2020|
|Journal||Journal of Small Animal Practice|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|