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Jack Russell Terrier - common diseases and injuries

Discover the common and uncommon illnesses and injuries in Jack Russell Terriers. Statistics are based on Agria Sweden's damage statistics between 2016 and 2021.
Jack Russell Terrier - common diseases and injuries

Common reasons for veterinary visits for Jack Russell Terriers

  • Stomach and intestinal symptoms
  • Neoplasia
  • Injuries

Vomiting and diarrhoea are common reasons for veterinary visits for Jack Russell Terriers, just like for many other breeds. Neoplasia, which is number three on the list, can for example be about tumors in the skin. Injury, which is number three on the list, can for example concern claw injuries and wounds.

Jack Russell Terrier compared to other breeds

Jack Russell Terriers visit the vet less often than the comparison group All Breeds. Compared to the All Breeds group, Jack Russel Terriers have more veterinary care visits for claw damage, mammary tumours and liver symptoms than the All Breeds comparison group. The All Breeds division is a compilation of All Breeds' combined statistics compared to the Jack Russell Terrier.

Rare diagnoses in Jack Russell Terriers

  • Complication to surgery
  • Ear
  • The locomotor apparatus

Many breeds have diagnoses that are more common in the breed, but also diagnoses that are less common. Compared to the All Breeds group, Jack Russell Terriers visit the vet less often for diagnoses related to complications from surgery, symptoms from the ears or the locomotor system.

Jack Russell Terrier statistics

The Jack Russell Terrier is a popular dog breed and many Jack Russell Terriers are insured in Agria, this means that the statistics are comprehensive and reliable.

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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