Year: 2017 | Month: August | Volume 7 | Issue 2

Occurrence of Prostatic Diseases in Intact Adult Dogs

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Retrospective studies showed an overall occurrence of 1.48 per cent of prostatic diseases among male dogs aged more than two years. The highest occurrence of 2.89 per cent was noticed in German Shepherds, followed by 2.61 per cent in Labrador Retrievers, 2.50 per cent in Belgian Shepherds and 2.40 per cent in St. Bernards. Occurrence progressively increased with the advancing age and 4.48 per cent occurrence of prostatic diseases was recorded in dogs aged more than eight years. The most common prostatic disease recorded was BPH (74.21%), followed by prostatitis (18.42%), prostatic cyst (3.16%) and prostatic neoplasia (4.21%).

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