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Incidence of Canine Mammary Tumours in Chennai

R.Ramesh, C.Theophilus Anand Kumar, C.Balachandran, M.Thangapandiyan and M.Shafiuzama

Department of Veterinary Pathology, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai - 600007, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2019 : 96 (4) - pages 49 to 52
(Received: September, 2018, Accepted: October, 2018)


The study at Chennai showed that out of 229 canine neoplastic conditions, 80 dogs had mammary tumours. The per cent incidence of mammary tumour among the tumour cases was 34.94 (80/229). The population incidence was 0.11 per cent (80 dogs with mammary tumour in total 73913 dog cases). The highest incidence of mammary tumour was observed in the age range 8 to <12 years (50%). The tumour occurrence was high in pure breeds. (73.75%) in which Spitz (32.20%) was predominantly affected.

Key Words: Canine mammary tumour, incidence, breed, age.

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