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Canine Mammary Tumours, an Overview


Author’s address (for correspondence): L Van Brantegem, Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. E-mail:


Canine mammary tumours (CMTs) are the most common neoplasms in intact female dogs. Although the prevalence of these tumours decreases in regions where preventive ovari(ohyster)ectomy is performed, it remains an important disease entity in veterinary medicine. Moreover, treatment options are limited in comparison with human breast cancer. Nevertheless, recent human treatment protocols might have potential in bitches suffering from CMTs.