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Controversial Tail Docking – Whats Your Views?

Published on June 29, 2010 by   ·   1 Comment

Dogs with docked tails are significantly less likely to sustain tail injuries, finds research published in this week’s Veterinary Record. But the overall level of tail injuries is very low, say the authors of the study, which is based on more than 138,000 dogs seen at 52 veterinary practices across Britain between March 2008 and March 2009.

Source: DogMagazine.net – the K9 Magazine blog

Controversial Tail Docking – Whats Your Views?

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Readers Comments (1)
  1. ADA says:

    That’s logical (although one did!). A dog isn’t likely to get a leg injury if it were removed at birth. The conclusion not mentioned was that ‘approximately 500 dogs would need to be docked to in order to prevent one tail injury’.
    Not forgetting that docking in itself is inflicting the greatest injury of all.
    The study showed that ‘being a “working” dog was not major risk factor’.