ECSCA Health Survey 2013
1. GENERAL INFORMATION This entire survey report is for English Cockers that you have owned/bred during the past FIVE YEARS ONLY 2007-2012. During the last FIVE years I have owned ___adult English Cockers.
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Percent
Response
Count
1-3
37.6%126
4-7
42.4%142
8-12
12.8%43
Over 12
7.2%24
2. I own ___English Cockers.
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Percent
Response
Count
Parti-colored
81.9%276
Solid colored
32.0%108
Hybrid
13.1%44
3. If you own both parti-colored and solid colored English Cockers, do you cross-color breed?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
16.2%30
No
83.8%155
4. I am a breeder.
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
63.8%213
No
36.2%121
5. How many English Cocker litters have you had during the past FIVE years?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
None
37.3%125
1-3
42.7%143
4-6
13.4%45
6+
6.6%22
6. I show in performance events such as agility, rally, and obedience.
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
42.5%139
No
57.5%188
7. I show in conformation events.
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
82.1%275
No
17.9%60
8. I hunt with my English Cockers and/or I show in field events.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
19.5%64
No
80.5%265
9. How would you rate the overall health of yours dogs over the past FIVE years?
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Percent
Response
Count
Poor
0.6%2
Fair
6.5%22
Good
37.2%125
Excellent
55.7%187
10. Do you feed a commercial diet?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
89.8%298
No
10.2%34
11. Do you feed a raw/natural diet?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
24.1%78
No
75.9%246
12. What is the average life span of your dogs?
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Percent
Response
Count
Greater than five years old, but less than age 10
2.2%7
Greater than 10, but less than 12
17.9%56
Greater than 12, but less than 15
66.7%208
Age 15+
13.1%41
13. REPRODUCTION-MALE DURING THE PAST FIVE YEARS. 1. Male-pseudohermaphrodism?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes 0.0%0
No
100.0%299
14. 2. Testicular atrophy?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
5.4%16
No
94.6%281
15. REPRODUCTION-FEMALE DURING THE PAST FIVE YEARS. 1. Chronic false pregnancies?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
4.2%12
No
95.8%271
16. Difficulty whelping?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
7.1%19
No
92.9%250
17. Female-pseudohermanphrodism?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
5.1%13
No
94.9%241
18. Insufficient milk?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
8.8%23
No
91.2%239
19. Irregular heat cycles?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
13.2%35
No
86.8%231
20. Poor mothering instincts?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
4.4%11
No
95.6%240
21. Pyometra?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
4.1%11
No
95.9%258
22. Average litter size?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
2-3
12.2%27
4-5
66.1%146
6-8
21.7%48
23. PUPPY CONCERNS DURING THE PAST FIVE YEARS Cleft palate?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
7.5%19
No
92.5%236
24. Incomplete abdominal closure?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
3.5%9
No
96.5%246
25. Inguinal hernia?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
9.4%24
No
90.6%231
26. Swimmers?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
7.0%18
No
93.0%238
27. ENDOCRINE-IMMUNE MEDIATED DURING THE PAST FIVE YEARS. Addison's Disease?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
2.9%9
No
97.1%306
28. If you answered YES to Addison's Disease, please answer the following:
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Percent
Response
Count
Onset age LESS than age 5
37.5%3
Onset age 6-10 years old
62.5%5
Onset age over age 10
12.5%1
Male
25.0%2
Female
75.0%6
Parti-colored
75.0%6
Solid
12.5%1
Hybrid 0.0%0
29. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
9.5%30
No
90.5%287
30. If you answered YES to Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia please answer the following questions:
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Percent
Response
Count
Onset age LESS than age 5
12.5%4
Onset age 6-10 years old
53.1%17
Onset age over age 10
31.3%10
Male
31.3%10
Female
59.4%19
Parti-colored
68.8%22
Solid
12.5%4
Hybrid
9.4%3
Vaccine Induced
18.8%6
31. Cushings Disease?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
0.6%2
No
99.4%314
32. If you answered YES to Cushings Disease please answer the following questions?
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Percent
Response
Count
Onset age LESS than age 5 0.0%0
Onset age 6-10 years old 0.0%0
Onset age over age 10
100.0%1
Male 0.0%0
Female
100.0%1
Parti-colored
100.0%1
Solid 0.0%0
Hybrid 0.0%0
33. Diabetes mellitus?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
3.2%10
No
96.8%302
34. If you answered YES to Diabetes Mellitus please answer the following questions:
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Percent
Response
Count
Onset age LESS than age 5
30.0%3
Onset age 6-10 years old
20.0%2
Onset age over age 10
40.0%4
Male
40.0%4
Female
60.0%6
Parti-colored
70.0%7
Solid
10.0%1
Hybrid 0.0%0
35. Hypothyroidism?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
16.2%51
No
83.8%264
36. If you answered YES to Hypothyroidism please answer the following questions:
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Percent
Response
Count
Autoimmune with circulating antibodies
19.6%10
Under age 3
21.6%11
Age 3-5
43.1%22
Age 6-10
37.3%19
Male
45.1%23
Female
51.0%26
Parti-colored
66.7%34
Solid
9.8%5
Hybrid
2.0%1
37. Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia (ITP)?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
5.6%17
No
94.4%287
38. If you answered YES to Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia please answer the following questions:
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Percent
Response
Count
Onset age under 5
23.8%5
Onset age over 5
61.9%13
Male
9.5%2
Female
66.7%14
Parti-colored
66.7%14
Solid
9.5%2
Hybrid
4.8%1
Coupled with Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia? (Evans Disease)
9.5%2
Yes
4.8%1
No
57.1%12
39. KIDNEY DISEASE Have you experienced young age renal failure that was not FN (Parents DNA FN tested normal)?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
4.3%7
No Under age 1
94.5%154
Age 2-5
3.1%5
40. Kidney stones?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
1.6%5
No
98.4%306
41. Bladder stones?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
10.9%34
No
89.1%278
42. If you've experienced stones what type?
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Percent
Response
Count
Struvite
48.9%23
Calcium Oxalate
8.5%4
Urate
2.1%1
Cystine 0.0%0
Crystals Only
57.4%27
43. CANCER If you've experienced cancer what was the location?
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Percent
Response
Count
Brain
7.5%7
Mouth
16.1%15
Liver
7.5%7
Spleen
15.1%14
Lungs
3.2%3
Mammary
32.3%30
Toe
4.3%4
Leg
5.4%5
Kidney
1.1%1
Ear leather/canal
4.3%4
Testicles
3.2%3
Bone
5.4%5
Abdominal area
14.0%13
Skin
10.8%10
Pancreatic
1.1%1
44. Type of cancer diagnosed:
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Response
Count
Hemangiosarcoma
18.6%16
Lymphoma
24.4%21
Mast Cell Tumor
20.9%18
Osteosarcoma
5.8%5
Carcinoma
27.9%24
Melnoma
8.1%7
45. At what age was the dog diagnosed with cancer?
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Percent
Response
Count
Under a year of age
0.9%1
2-4 years of age
10.2%11
5-8 years of age
20.4%22
9-12 years of age
40.7%44
Over age 12
27.8%30
46. Anal Sac Carcinoma?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
12.4%35
No
87.6%247
47. If you answered YES to Anal Sac Carcinoma please answer the following questions:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Onset age under 5 0.0%0
Onset age 6-9
33.3%12
Onset age 10-12
38.9%14
Onset age over 12
27.8%10
Unilateral
44.4%16
Bilateral
8.3%3
Surgery performed?
38.9%14
Successful?
16.7%6
Yes
19.4%7
No
33.3%12
48. GASTROENTEROLOGY Bloat?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
1.3%4
No
98.7%311
49. Esophageal achalasia?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes 0.0%0
No
100.0%308
50. Megaesophagus?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
2.3%7
No
97.7%298
51. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
5.0%15
No
95.0%287
52. Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
3.0%9
No
97.0%294
53. If you answered YES to IBD or IBS please answer the following:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Onset age under 5
36.8%7
Onset age over age 5
47.4%9
Male
52.6%10
Female
52.6%10
Parti-colored
78.9%15
Solid
21.1%4
Hybrid
5.3%1
Did the dog respond to therapy successfully?
15.8%3
Yes
73.7%14
No
10.5%2
Did you use probiotics in a therapy program?
36.8%7
Yes
52.6%10
No
15.8%3
54. OCULAR When did you last ACVO examination?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Less than a year ago
21.3%56
One year ago
14.8%39
Two years ago
16.0%42
More than two years ago
47.9%126
55. Do you use the OptiGen DNA test for prcd on all potential breeding stock?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
86.9%246
No
13.1%37
56. With the last FIVE YEARS do you own a dog that OptiGen tested as AFFECTED, but is ACVO clinically clear at 10 years old or older?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
6.5%18
No
93.5%258
57. If you answered YES to an OptiGen AFFECTED dog within the last FIVE YEARS that is ACVO clinically normal for prcd at 10 years old is the dog:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Parti-colored
36.8%7
Solid
63.2%12
Hybrid
10.5%2
58. Have you experienced any of the following concerns during the last FIVE YEARS? Check ALL that apply:
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Percent
Response
Count
PPM
23.6%17
Juvenile Cataracts
16.7%12
Ectropian
1.4%1
Entropian
16.7%12
Glaucoma
12.5%9
Lens Luxation
4.2%3
Retinal Dysplasia
1.4%1
PRCD
13.9%10
Extra eyelashes
45.8%33
59. NEUROLOGY Do any of your dogs suffer from a seizure disorder?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
8.8%28
No
91.3%292
60. If you answered YES, what was the age when seizures started?
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Percent
Response
Count
Under age 4
28.6%8
Over age 4
71.4%20
Male
42.9%12
Female
46.4%13
Parti-colored
82.1%23
Solid
7.1%2
Hybrid
3.6%1
61. Do you own an English Cocker over age 9 with a disease similar to 'Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
3.7%11
No
96.3%285
Parti-colored
0.3%1
Solid
3.4%10
Hybrid 0.0%0
62. TEMPERAMENT Shyness despite being well socialized?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
20.3%65
No
78.8%252
Male
8.8%28
Female
13.8%44
Parti-colored
15.6%50
Solid
5.9%19
Hybrid
1.3%4
63. Aggression toward children or adults?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
8.4%20
No Male
91.2%217
Female
10.1%24
Parti-colored
9.7%23
Solid
3.4%8
Hybrid
0.4%1
64. ORTHOPEDIC Hip Dysplasia?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
9.6%31
No
90.4%292
65. If you answered YES to Hip Dysplasia please answer the following:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Did you submit the films to OFA or Penn Hip for formal evaluation?
34.3%12
Yes
57.1%20
No
22.9%8
Mild
51.4%18
Moderate
25.7%9
Severe
2.9%1
Parti-colored
31.4%11
Solid
25.7%9
Hybrid
2.9%1
66. Patella Luxation?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
16.6%53
No
83.4%267
67. If you answered YES to Patella Luxation please answer the following:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Parti-colored
82.4%42
Solid
11.8%6
Hybrid
3.9%2
Medial
25.5%13
Lateral
21.6%11
Unilateral
41.2%21
Bilateral
33.3%17
68. Short Toe/s?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
13.9%33
No Parti-colored
90.8%216
Solid
1.3%3
Hybrid
0.4%1
Front
9.2%22
Back 0.0%0
69. ALLERGIES?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
YES
24.5%80
NO
75.5%247
70. If you answered YES to Allergies please answer the following:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Food
44.4%36
Protein
7.4%6
Carbohydrates
12.3%10
Vegetable
3.7%3
Environmental/inhalent
39.5%32
Seasonal
50.6%41
RASP tested?
4.9%4
Yes
11.1%9
No
51.9%42
Antihistimine controlled?
9.9%8
Yes
29.6%24
No
38.3%31
Allergy injections/daily drops?
3.7%3
Yes
13.6%11
No
50.6%41
71. Chronic ear infections?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
15.9%52
No
84.1%275
72. If you answered YES to CHRONIC EAR infections please answer the following:
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Percent
Response
Count
Allergy induced?
84.6%33
Hypothyroid induced?
15.4%6
73. CARDIOVASCULAR Cardiomyopathy?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
4.0%13
No
96.0%309
74. If you answered YES to CARDIOMYOPATHY please answer the following:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Male
33.3%4
Female
33.3%4
Under age 5
16.7%2
Age 6-9
33.3%4
Over age 10
50.0%6
Taurine deficient
16.7%2
L-Carnitine deficient
8.3%1
Parti-colored
75.0%9
Solid
25.0%3
Hybrid 0.0%0
75. Have you had any of the following defects in the last FIVE years?
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Percent
Response
Count
Patent ductus arterious (PDA) 0.0%0
Tetralogy of fallot 0.0%0
Subaortic stenosis (SAS)
100.0%1
76. EARS Congenital deafness?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
11.2%34
No
87.5%266
Unilateral
8.9%27
Bilateral
3.0%9
Male
8.6%26
Female
8.2%25
Parti-colored
13.5%41
Solid
1.0%3
Hybrid
0.3%1
77. Do you BAER test potential breeding stock?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
82.4%234
No
17.6%50
78. Have you had an English Cocker that BAER tested NORMAL, but has an unexplained hearing deficit NOT old-age related?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
10.4%29
No
89.6%250
79. Do you BAER test potential breeding stock?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
85.3%215
No
14.7%37
80. RESPONDENT IDEAS How important are health concerns to you?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Very important
96.4%320
Somewhat important
3.3%11
Of little concern
0.3%1
81. What health concern would you like the ECSCA to focus on?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
27.2%82
Research that involves the immune system in general
57.8%174
Cancer research
50.5%152
Seizure research
18.3%55
Congenital deafness research
14.3%43
Cardiac research
9.3%28
Hip dysplasia/Patella research
24.9%75
82. Rate your overall satisfaction with our survey.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Excellent
24.6%82
Very Good
52.4%175
Average
21.0%70
Not satisfactory
2.1%7
83. Are you a member of the ECSCA?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
98.8%333
No
1.2%4
84. How many times did you attempt to take this survey?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
One time
96.4%325
Twice
3.6%12