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Table 3 Relative frequency of ear-related consultations and topical ear medication prescriptions in different dog breeds

From: Survey of otitis externa in American Cocker Spaniels in Finland

Breed Dogs with veterinary consultations Ear-related consultations
n % (95% CI)
Topical ear medication prescriptions
n % (95% CI)
Second-linea topical ear medication prescriptions
n % (95% CI)
Welsh Springer Spaniel 468 160 34.2 (29.9–38.5) 136 29.1 (25.0–33.2) 29 6.2 (4.0–8.4)
Shar-Pei 76 21 27.6 (17.6–37.7) 21 27.6 (17.6–37.7) 8 10.5 (3.6–17.4)
American Cocker Spaniel 329 89 27.1 (22.3–31.9) 75 22.8 (18.3–27.3) 29 8.8 (5.7–11.9)
West Highland White Terrier 1341 361 26.9 (24.5–29.3) 314 23.4 (21.1–25.7) 63 4.7 (3.6–4.8)
Bullmastiff 243 60 24.7 (19.3–30.1) 46 18.9 (14.0–23.8) 14 5.8 (2.9–8.7)
Pug 763 187 24.5 (21.4–27.6) 156 20.4 (17.5–23.3) 30 3.9 (2.5–5.3)
Dogue de Bordeaux 98 24 24.5 (16.0–33.0) 18 18.4 (10.7–26.1) 2 2.0 (−0.8 to 4.8)
Basset Hound 147 34 23.1 (16.3–29.9) 29 19.7 (13.3–26.1) 8 5.4 (1.7–9.1)
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen 59 13 22.0 (11.4–32.6) 13 22.0 (11.4–32.5) 2 3.4 (−1.2 to 8.0)
Dogo Argentino 97 21 21.6 (13.4–29.8) 23 23.7 (15.2–32.2) 2 2.1 (−0.8 to 5.0)
Bull Terrier 188 40 21.3 (15.4–27.2) 33 17.6 (12.2–23.0) 11 5.9 (2.5–9.3)
Bulldog 596 122 20.5 (17.3–23.7) 105 17.6 (14.5–20.7) 27 4.5 (2.8–6.2)
Labrador Retriever 3708 737 19.9 (18.6–21.2) 644 17.4 (16.2–18.6) 75 2.0 (1.5–2.5)
Lagotto Romagnolo 426 84 19.7 (15.9–23.5) 70 16.4 (12.9–19.9) 3 0.7 (−0.1 to 1.5)
English Springer Spaniel 491 97 19.8 (16.3–23.3) 89 18.1 (14.7–21.5) 28 5.7 (3.6–7.5)
English Cocker Spaniel 1467 274 18.7 (16.7–20.7) 165 15.1 (13.3–16.9) 56 3.8 (2.8–4.8)
Swedish Elkhound 289 8 2.8 (0.9–4.7) 5 1.7 (0.2–3.2) 0 0
Japanese Spitz 344 9 2.6 (0.9–4.3) 12 3.5 (1.6–5.4) 2 0.6 (−0.2 to 1.4)
Greyhound 187 4 2.1 (0.0–4.2) 2 1.1 (−0.4 to 2.6) 0 0
German Spitz (klein) 171 3 1.8 (−0.2 to 3.8) 3 1.8 (−0.2 to 3.8) 0 0
Norrbottenspets 140 2 1.4 (−0.5 to 3.3) 3 2.1 (−0.3 to 4.5) 1 0.7 (−0.7 to 2.1)
All dogs (220 breeds) 98,736 11,281 11.4 (11.2–11.6) 8761 8.9 (8.7–9.1) 1136 1.2 (1.1–1.3)
  1. This table presents the relative frequencies for all dogs and for the 16 most prevalent and 5 least prevalent breeds with ear-related consultations for the year 2010, from the medical records of 55 private veterinary clinics in Finland. n = the number of dogs
  2. aA topical product containing marbofloxacin, clotrimazole and dexamethasone (Aurizon®, Vetoquinol S.A., Cedex, France); gentamicin, betamethasone and clotrimazole (Otomax®, Intervet International B.V., Boxmeer, the Netherlands); or hydrocortisone aceponate, gentamicin and miconazole (Easotic®, Virbac, Carros, France)