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Border Collie - common diseases and injuries

Discover the common and uncommon illnesses and injuries in Border Collies. Statistics are based on Agria Sweden's damage statistics between 2016 and 2021.
Border Collie - common diseases and injuries

Common reasons for vet visits for Border Collies

  • Stomach and intestinal symptoms
  • Pain symptoms from the musculoskeletal system
  • Teeth

Vomiting and diarrhea are common reasons for vet visits for Border Collies, just like for many other breeds. Pain symptoms from the locomotor system and trans problems are among the more common reasons for the veterinary visit for the Border Collie.

Border Collie compared to other breeds

The Border Collie visits the vet less often than the comparison group All Breeds. However, osteochondrosis, fever and pain from the musculoskeletal system are more often sought. The All Breeds division is a compilation of All Breeds' combined statistics compared to the Border Collie.

Rare diagnoses in Border Collies

  • Symptoms from ear
  • Skin symptoms
  • Eye symptoms

The statistics show that visits from the ear, skin and eyes are less common for the Border Collie compared to all breeds.

About Agria Breed Profiles

The number of veterinary visits for each dog breed is compared with how common the diagnosis is for the "All Breeds" group. The basis is based on the dogs that visited the vet and used their animal insurance during the period 2016-2021.

The frequency is calculated on dog-years-at-risk (YAR), which refers to the time that each dog was insured during the period 2016–2021. A dog that has been insured for a year generates 1.0 YAR, a dog insured for six months generates 0.5 YAR. Frequencies are given as the number of dogs that registered an event (veterinary care or death) per 10,000 YEARS. A dog that has more than one event within a diagnostic category is counted only once per category, but is counted separately within each new diagnostic category. Categories where fewer than 8 dogs suffered a compensable injury (veterinary care or death) are not reported. A breed can contain several coat type or size variants.

Agria Breed Profiles is based on data from Agria Djurförsäkring which reflects the health status of our Swedish dogs. The primary goal regarding Breed Profiles is to provide a basis for Swedish breed clubs in their health work within their breeds. The first profiles were submitted to the Swedish Kennel Club and the various breed clubs in 2002 and covered the years 1995–2002. Agria has since presented four updates; 1995–2006 (about 100 races), 2006–2011 (about 130 races), 2011–2016 (about 180 races) and this version 2016–2021 (about 180 races).


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