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Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour Cases in Tirunelveli Region of Tamil Nadu

M. Murugan, T. Sathiamoorthy, A. Ganesan, V. Kumar, Chhavi Gupta, S. Satheshkumar and R.Ramprabhu

Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, TANUVAS, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli - 627 358, Tamilnadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal July, 2019 : 96 (7) - pages 21 to 24
(Received: December, 2018, Accepted: February, 2019)


A retrospective analysis was conducted to study the incidence of canine transmissible venereal tumours (TVT) in Tirunelveli region of Tamilnadu during January 2015 to December 2017. A total of 151 cases of TVT during the period from January 2015 to December 2017 were reviewed. The incidence was more in female (81.5%) than male dogs (18.5%) and in animals in the age group of 2-6 years (80.1%). The breed-wise analysis revealed that the rate of incidence was more (61.6%) in native breeds than the exotic (19.9 %) and non-descriptive (18.5%) breeds. The higher incidence of TVT in native breeds of this region could be attributed to their habitually yardescaping nature of the dogs. Chemotherapy with vincristine is considered to be the most effective therapy for canine TVT with complete recovery in 87.6 per cent of cases.

Key Words: Transmissible Venereal Tumours, Dogs, retrospective analysis

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