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Life tables of annual life expectancy and risk factors for mortality in cats in the UK (2024)
Journal Article
O'Neill, D., Kendy Tzu-yun, T., Dave C, B., & David B, C. (2024). Life tables of annual life expectancy and risk factors for mortality in cats in the UK. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 26(5), 1098612X241234556. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612x241234556

ObjectivesThe aims of the present study were to generate the first life tables for the UK companion cat population overall as well as broken down by sex and breed status, and to quantify associations between mortality and traits such as sex, neuter s... Read More about Life tables of annual life expectancy and risk factors for mortality in cats in the UK.

The epidemiology of tick infestation in dog breeds in the UK (2024)
Journal Article
O'Neill, D., Komutrattananon, R., Hartley, A., Brodbelt, D., & Church, D. (2024). The epidemiology of tick infestation in dog breeds in the UK. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.13727

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to report the prevalence and risk factors for tick infestation in dogs in the UK based on anonymised electronic patient records. Materials and Methods: Clinical records of dogs under veterinary care in 2016... Read More about The epidemiology of tick infestation in dog breeds in the UK.

Demography, commonly diagnosed disorders and mortality of guinea pigs under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2019—A VetCompass study (2024)
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O'Neill, D., Taffinder, J. L., Brodbelt, D. C., & Baldrey, V. (2024). Demography, commonly diagnosed disorders and mortality of guinea pigs under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2019—A VetCompass study. PLoS ONE, 19(3), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0299464

Introduction Guinea pigs are popular as domestic pets but there is limited information on the health of the wider pet population. This study aimed to report demography, commonly diagnosed disorders and mortality of guinea pigs under UK primary vet... Read More about Demography, commonly diagnosed disorders and mortality of guinea pigs under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2019—A VetCompass study.

Target Trial Emulation: Does surgical versus non-surgical management of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs cause different outcomes? (2024)
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Pegram, C., Diaz-Ordaz, K., Brodbelt, D. C., Chang, Y., von Hekkel, A. F., Wu, C., …O’Neill, D. G. (2024). Target Trial Emulation: Does surgical versus non-surgical management of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs cause different outcomes?. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 106165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2024.106165

Target trial emulation applies design principles from randomised controlled trials to the analysis of observational data for causal inference and is increasingly used within human epidemiology. Using anonymised veterinary clinical data from the VetCo... Read More about Target Trial Emulation: Does surgical versus non-surgical management of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs cause different outcomes?.

Dental disease in companion rabbits under UK primary veterinary care: frequency and risk factors (2024)
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Jackson, M., Burn, C., Hedley, J., Brodbelt, D., & O'Neill, D. (2024). Dental disease in companion rabbits under UK primary veterinary care: frequency and risk factors. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.3993

Background- Some prior evidence has suggested rabbits with lop ear and brachycephalic skull conformations have higher dental disease risk. This retrospective cohort study reports the frequency and conformational risk factors for primary-care veterin... Read More about Dental disease in companion rabbits under UK primary veterinary care: frequency and risk factors.

Demography, common disorders and mortality of Shih Tzu dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK (2024)
Journal Article
O'Neill, D., Brodbelt, D., Church, D., & Dale, F. (2024). Demography, common disorders and mortality of Shih Tzu dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 11(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40575-023-00135-y

Background Shih Tzus are a popular dog breed in the UK although there is relatively little reported information on their health. This study aimed to characterise the demography, common disorders and mortality of Shih Tzus under primary veterinary c... Read More about Demography, common disorders and mortality of Shih Tzu dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK.

A study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equine veterinary care in the UK (2023)
Journal Article
Allen, S., O'Neill, D., Cardwell, J., Verheyen, K., & Brodbelt, D. (2023). A study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equine veterinary care in the UK. Vet Record Open, 10(2), https://doi.org/10.1002/vro2.74

BackgroundDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, equine health care in the UK may have been adversely affected due to mandated changes in the delivery of veterinary healthcare and the potential for reduced health-seeking behaviour.MethodsElectronic patient re... Read More about A study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equine veterinary care in the UK.

A review of human dog-bite injuries in Kitui South subcounty, Kenya (2017-2021) (2023)
Journal Article
Kungu, P., & Brodbelt, D. (2023). A review of human dog-bite injuries in Kitui South subcounty, Kenya (2017-2021). Vet Record Open, 10(2), https://doi.org/10.1002/vro2.72

IntroductionDog bites continue to be a serious public health issue due to their association with the transmission of rabies virus. In Kenya, there are no studies estimating dog-bite incidence. Annual mortalities resulting from dog-mediated rabies are... Read More about A review of human dog-bite injuries in Kitui South subcounty, Kenya (2017-2021).

Epidemiology of mammary tumours in bitches under veterinary care in the UK in 2016 (2023)
Journal Article
Varney, D., Varney, D., O'Neill, D., O'Neill, D., O'Neill, M., O'Neill, M., …Brodbelt, D. (2023). Epidemiology of mammary tumours in bitches under veterinary care in the UK in 2016. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.3054

BackgroundThere is limited information on the epidemiology of canine mammary tumours. This study aimed to estimate the incidence and risk factors for mammary tumours in UK bitches. MethodsA nested case-control study was conducted within VetCompass to... Read More about Epidemiology of mammary tumours in bitches under veterinary care in the UK in 2016.

SVEPM 2022, the annual conference of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine: A joyful hybrid meeting after two years online (2023)
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Dorea, F., Vergne, T., Correia-Gomes, C., Carmo, L., Fischer, E., Brodbelt, D., …van Schaik, G. (2023). SVEPM 2022, the annual conference of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine: A joyful hybrid meeting after two years online. Preventative Veterinary Medicine, 215, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2023.105927

Assessment of glucocorticoid and antibiotic exposure as risk factors for diabetes mellitus in selected dog breeds attending UK primary-care clinics (2023)
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Davison, L., O'Neill, D., Brodbelt, D., Church, D., & Heeley, A. (in press). Assessment of glucocorticoid and antibiotic exposure as risk factors for diabetes mellitus in selected dog breeds attending UK primary-care clinics. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.2785

Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an important endocrine disorder in dogs resulting from interactions between both genetic (non-environmental) and environmental factors. This study aimed to explore prior exposure to glucocorticoid or antibiotic t... Read More about Assessment of glucocorticoid and antibiotic exposure as risk factors for diabetes mellitus in selected dog breeds attending UK primary-care clinics.

Associations Between Dog Breed and Clinical Features of Mammary Epithelial Neoplasia in Bitches: an Epidemiological Study of Submissions to a Single Diagnostic Pathology Centre Between 2008–2021 (2023)
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Edmunds, G., Beck, S., Kale, K. U., Spasic, I., O’Neill, D., Brodbelt, D., & Smalley, M. J. (2023). Associations Between Dog Breed and Clinical Features of Mammary Epithelial Neoplasia in Bitches: an Epidemiological Study of Submissions to a Single Diagnostic Pathology Centre Between 2008–2021. Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia, 28(1), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10911-023-09531-3

Risk factors for unilateral cranial cruciate ligament rupture diagnosis and for clinical management in dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK (2023)
Journal Article
Pegram, C., Brodbelt, D., Diaz-Ordaz, K., Chang, Y., Frykfors von Hekkel, A., Church, D., & O'Neill, D. (2023). Risk factors for unilateral cranial cruciate ligament rupture diagnosis and for clinical management in dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK. The Veterinary Journal, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2023.105952

This study aimed to evaluate demographic risk factors associated with unilateral cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture diagnosis and to explore demographic and clinical risk factors associated with management of unilateral CCL rupture in dogs under... Read More about Risk factors for unilateral cranial cruciate ligament rupture diagnosis and for clinical management in dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK.

Leptospirosis vaccination in dogs attending UK primary care practices: vaccine uptake and factors associated with administration (2022)
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Taylor, C., O'Neill, D., Catchpole, B., & Brodbelt, D. (2022). Leptospirosis vaccination in dogs attending UK primary care practices: vaccine uptake and factors associated with administration. BMC Veterinary Research, 18(285), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-022-03382-6

Background Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease that is found globally and affects most mammalian species. Vaccination of dogs against leptospirosis is an important approach to preventing clinical disease, or reducing disease severity, as well as red... Read More about Leptospirosis vaccination in dogs attending UK primary care practices: vaccine uptake and factors associated with administration.