Journal article

933Outbreak investigation of canine acquired idiopathic megaoesophagus in Australia, 2017-2018

Michelle Renwick, Mark Stevenson, Anke Wiethoelter, Caroline Mansfield

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Background VetCompass Australia collects de-identified data from primary-care, companion animal practices across Australia, providing a large, representative database. VetCompass data were used to investigate an outbreak of megaoesophagus in dogs in Australia in 2017/2018. A specific proprietary dogfood was hypothesized as the cause. Methods The instantaneous daily hazard of megaoesophagus for the period January 2012 to February 2018 was plotted using survival analyses. A case-control study focused on dog demographics and management practices was performed to deter..

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