Facts and Figures about Dogs in the U.S.A.

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  • 294 P R O V I S I O N A L P R O G R A M M E F O R T H E 196 1 B.S.A.V.A. C O N G R E S S

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    Canine Nephritis. W. I. M. MCINTYRE, Ph.D.,

    Coffee. The non-renal clinical changes in chronic Dr. FOLKE PEARSON, Stockholm nephropathies in dogs. Otitis Media in the Dog. Dr. H. MOLTZEN, Copenhagen Lunch. Canine Glaucoma. W. G. MAGRANE, D.V.M., MSc.

    (Med.), South Bend, U.S.A. Studies on Spinal Cord Compression in the Dog. PROFESSOR S. E. OLSON, Stock-

    holm Tea. The Present Position of Immunization against J. A. BAKER, D.V.M., Ph.D., M.Sc., canine viral diseases in the U.S.A. Cornell University Closing of Congress and Annual General Meeting B.S.A.V.A. Part 11.

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    Authors Note

    IN THE August 1960 issue of the Journal a paper appeared by J. Stratton, M.R.C.V.S., titled Framycetin sulphate in small animal practice (page 91). In the authors references he quoted a paper as Stratton, J. (1960). In press. This paper has now been published, with the following reference: Some observations on the use of Franiyce- tin (1960) J . roy. Army vet. Cps. 31, 125.

    Facts and Figures about Dogs in the U.S.A.

    The following item is reproduced from J . Amer. vet. med. Ass. (1960) 137, 36.

    THE canine population, now estimated to be about 26,000,000, is growing twice as fast as the human population. Some 18,000,000 families own a dog or dogs (more than 3,000,000 homes have 2 or more). Between 3,500,000 and 4,000,000 pups are born annually, and the sales volume may be running as high as a million dogs a year. The estimated annual dollar volume of purebred dog sales is about $25,000,000.

    The annual sales volume of the dog industry as a whole probably exceeds $500,000,000, including the $350,000,000 spent last year on prepared dog foods. No less than $25,000,000 a year goes for toys, shampoos, brushes, leashes, collars, and other accessories. Dog licence fees total about $35,000,000 a year, and costs of medical care, including both veterinarians fees and medications, come to about $120,000,000.-From Consumer Report, July 1960.