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Population characteristics of golden retriever lifetime study enrollees

Overview of attention for article published in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, November 2017
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Title
Population characteristics of golden retriever lifetime study enrollees
Published in
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40575-017-0053-5
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Melissa Simpson, Erin Searfoss, Sharon Albright, Diane E. Brown, Barbara Wolfe, Nancy K. Clark, Susan E. McCann, David Haworth, Mike Guy, Rod Page

Abstract

Studying cancer and other diseases poses a problem due to their protracted and multifactorial nature. Prospective studies are useful to investigate chronic disease processes since collection of lifestyle information, exposure data and co-incident health issues are collected before the condition manifests. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is one of the first prospective studies following privately-owned dogs throughout life to investigate the incidence and risk factors for disease outcomes, especially cancer.Owners of golden retrievers in the contiguous United States volunteered their dogs in early life. Owners and veterinarians complete online questionnaires about health status and lifestyle; dogs undergo a physical examination and collection of biological samples annually. The data presented summarize the initial study visits and the corresponding questionnaires for 3044 dogs in the cohort. The median age of dogs at enrollment was 14.0 months (interquartile range (IQR): 8-20 months). Approximately half of the population had undergone gonadectomy by their initial study visit. Medical conditions reported at enrollment consisted primarily of integumentary, gastrointestinal and urinary dysfunction. A large majority of the dogs have a record of having received preventive care (vaccines, parasiticides, flea and heartworm prevention) by the time of the initial study visit. Clinical pathology data were unremarkable. This study represents one of the first lifetime observational investigations in veterinary medicine. The population characteristics reported here indicate a healthy cohort of golden retrievers cared for by owners committed to their dogs' health. Data acquired over the study period will provide valuable information about genetic, dietary and environmental risk factors associated with disease in golden retrievers and a framework for future prospective studies in veterinary medicine.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 43%
Other 2 14%
Student > Master 2 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 7%
Student > Postgraduate 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 50%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 7%
Unknown 2 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 61. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 August 2018.
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