Clinical and Histopathological Study on Dog's Tumors in Iraq


  • Huda. Hameed Alabbody Iraqi National Cancer Research Center, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Mohammed Jwaid Alwan Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Mohummed Mushgil Zenad Department of Intarnal and Prevantive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Abdulraheem Abduljaleel Wali Veterinary Hospital in Aden Square ,Public Company of Veternary, the Ministry of Agriculture, Baghdad ,Iraq.


dogs, tumors, risk factors, clinical findings, histopathology


The study was conducted on twenty dogs from variety breeds to estimate the
incidence of tumor mass and determine the risk factors of survey to cases of a year
in veterinary hospital in Baghdad. The most common clinical signs were, ulceration,
bleeding into lesions in addition to drowsiness, anorexia, fever and the others were
depended tumor's location in dog's body like lameness, lacrimation and bloody
constipation etc.
The results showed 70% of the infected dogs were working with military forces
and 30% of them were pet dogs and we found that the highest percentage of tumor
accrued in dogs aged more than 10 years and the females recorded 60% of infection.
Terrier breed had the highest percentage of infection (30%) followed by German
shepherd (25%). the most tumor affected part of the body were mammary glands in
females and the limbs in both gender (25% each one) and followed by the other
sites, the histopathology picture had recorded seven types of malignant tumors in
(skin, intestine and mammary glands) more frequent was Sequmas cell carcinoma
35% Adenocarcinoma 20%. Some dogs had more than one type of cancer, and some
cases had recorded of benign tumors other cases had only transformed tissue but not


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Clinical and Histopathological Study on Dog’s Tumors in Iraq. (2021). Iraqi Journal of Science, 58(3C), 1617-1630.

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