Dr. Vajdovich Péter, SzIE-ÁOT. Belgyógyászati Tanszék-Klinika:
Distribution of the diseases of Magyar vizsla breed
in the praxis of the SZI University,
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Budapest
from 1995 to 2004
(From the material of Vizsla Week-2004,
World-meeting Conference,
Kecskemét-Hortobágy, Hungary.)

The number of Magyar vizsla dogs that underwent clinical examination at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent István University was 2433. Among these 2061 suffered from diseases of internal medical origin, 744 had surgical, and 124 obstetrical problems. There is an overlap between these categories, as ileus or the ingested foreign material can have surgical and internal medical points of view. There is an overlap between obstetrical and internal medical classes, too. For instance, puerperal eclampsia (hypocalcemia), or estrogen deficiency (often associated with incontinentia) has interests in both categories.

The most frequent among internal medical diseases were gastrointestinal, infectious, and neoplastic diseases. The “other” category revealed rather high incidence (7%). Among these we classified toxic diseases, problems with high fever, prostatic diseases etc.

The diseases of “other” class were most common (20%) among surgical diseases. In this group we classified osteomyelitis, spondylosis, pneumothorax, salivary cysts etc. Wounds and external injuries belonged into the second most common group of diseases. The third most common was the group of intestinal obstructions.

The highest incidence of obstetrical diseases had pyometra, pseudogravidity and vaginitis, respectively. The mammary tumours occurred in 1,77% among all the Magyar vizsla dogs, and we grouped them to the category of neoplastic diseases within the internal medical problems.