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Canine lymphosarcoma - A West Australian perspective

Wyatt, K.M. and Robertson, I.D.ORCID: 0000-0002-4255-4752 (1998) Canine lymphosarcoma - A West Australian perspective. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 28 (2). pp. 63-66.


Eighty-five dogs with lymphosarcoma were included in a retrospective study. The mean and median ages were seven and nine years, respectively. There was no sex predilection. Breeds at increased risk were, in order of decreasing odds ratio, the Gordon Setter, Deerhound, Irish Wolfhound, St Bernard, Collie, Fox Terrier, Boxer, and Bull Terrier. Dogs in stages I to III comprised 42.4%, stages IV and leukaemic dogs comprised 30.6%, and dogs with the extra-nodal forms comprised 27.0%. The list of breeds found at increased risk and the proportion of dogs with extra-nodal lymphosarcomas are different to previous Australian and international reports, and may represent regional differences in the appearance of canine lymphosarcoma.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association
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