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BMTC Health Survey Results A Black & Tan Exclusive


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The British Manchester Terrier Club (BMTC) has very graciously made results from their 2009 health survey avail- able to Black & Tan so that the contents can be shared with fanciers around the world. Our thanks go out to the BMTC and their President, Mick Oxley, for allowing us to review and summarize the survey findings. Thanks as well to Carolyn Horowitz for pulling this summary together. Click here to view full survey results!


In 2009, the British Manchester Terrier Club undertook a two-part confidential health survey of the Manches- ter Terrier (MT) in England. The survey differed from prior anonymous surveys in that a form was completed for each individual dog the respondents own or have on their property and included owner information and veterinary details. Mortality information was collected on a separate form for all MTs an individual had owned. The survey was designed and analyzed by Katy Evans, Animal Health Trust; Jeff Sampson, The Ken- nel Club; and Vicki Adams, a consultant Veterinary Epidemiologist,


Part 1: Mortality and Lifespan


Questions in the first part of the survey focused, as the name implies, on how long MT’s in England live and how they die. MT fanciers reported a total of 101 dogs that died or had been euthanized, although only 96 deaths were included in the analysis. The median age at death was 12 years, with 20 percent of dogs living to 14 years. The most common reported causes of death were ‘old age’ (31%); cancer (23%); and renal failure (15%). Fanciers also reported deaths due to a variety of other causes, including liver failure, heart failure, trauma, stroke, euthanasia for aggression, etc., which together accounted for the remaining 31% of deaths.


In their analysis of these results, Ev- ans, Sampson and Adams raise specific concerns over the number of dogs that died from renal failure in light of their relatively young age (Median 9.92 years) as compared to the other deaths reported. Further, they point out, dogs that show outward signs of illness from kidney failure are nearing the end-stage of the disease and have been sick for some time indicat- ing an even earlier onset than other causes of death in the breed. The survey team recommends that MT own- ers inform their veterinarians of possible kidney problems in the breed and that owners include blood and urine analysis in annual exams after 5 years of age.


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