Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res J. Vet. Pract. 7(9): 53-57
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Obaidul Islam*, Shameema Khatun, Sheikh Abul Kalam Azad, Mustasim Famous, Mohammad Misbah Uddin

Faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh.

Abstract | The study was conducted to ascertain the prevalence of different diseases of dog attended at central veterinary hospital for treatment at Dhaka during the period from May 2018 to March 2019. The study examines the prevalence of dog diseases according to breed, age, sex and season. A total of 15 types of diseases and conditions in 5 categories were recorded in these pet dogs. The highest prevalence was found in parasitic infestation (27.41%) followed by viral diseases (25.37%) miscellaneous diseases including (23.35%), fungal diseases (12.69%) and bacterial diseases (11.17%). The highest prevalence was found dogs aged 7 to 36 months (39.09%), followed by above 36 months (30.96%) and lowest in puppies aged up to 6 months (29.95%). According to breed, the highest prevalence was observed in Cross breed (27.41%), followed by Doberman breed (25.38%), Local breed (23.35%), German shepherd breed (14.21%) and Labrador breed (9.64%). The highest season-wise prevalence of diseases in dog was in summer season (35.53%); followed by winter season (35.03%) and rainy season (29.44%).The sex-wise prevalence of diseases in dog was observed in female (51.27%) and male (48.73%).

Keywords | Prevalence, Diseases, German Shepherd, Season, Infestation