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Table 1.

Reference data on dogs and veterinarians per country used for the analyses and data (number of answers and number of cases of canine babesiosis) obtained in the survey.

Austria Belgium France Germany Luxembourg The Netherlands Spain
Total number of administrative regions with answers/Total number of administrative regions 6/9 3/3 22/22 15/16 1/1 9/12 15/19
Total number of dogs in the country* 61,2000 1,330,700 7,595,000 5,300,000 35,000 1,493,000 4,720,000
Total number of vets in the country** 1000 2370 10,652 10,437 45 3608 8500
Number of vets included in the study 151 462 1884 570 4 274 329
Response level (%) 15.1 19.5 17.7 5.5 8.9 7.6 3.9
Number of canine babesiosis cases diagnosed in 2010 163 38 12,064 150 0 13 2383
*

Data from the European Pet Food Industry Federation (http://www.fediaf.org/facts-figures/).

**

Data from the Bundestierärztekammer (BTK, Berlin) in Germany, Syndicat National des Vétérinaires d’Exercice Libéral (SNVEL, Paris) in France, Union Professionnelle Vétérinaire (UPV, Nivelles) in Belgium and Luxembourg, the Dutch veterinary association (KNMvD, Houten) in the Netherlands, Leonardo Da Vinci II in Spain.

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