student profile: Dr Kendy Teng


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Thesis work

Thesis title: Epidemiology of diseases compromising the welfare of companion animals

Supervisors: Jenny-ann TORIBIO , Navneet DHAND

Thesis abstract:

Inherited disease and obesity have been considered major welfare issues in companion dogs and cats in the past decade and evidence-based measures to address the problems are needed. Using epidemiological approaches, I am studying occurrence, risk factors and people’s perception for canine inherited disease and feline obesity. The findings of my research will provide information about different perspectives of canine inherited disease and feline obesity in Australia and the ways to tackle these problems. This will benefit key stakeholders ranging from pet owners, veterinarians, to kennel clubs and the government and will enable development of evidence-based policy for controlling inherited diseases and obesity in companion animals.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Teng, T., McGreevy, P., Toribio, J., Raubenheimer, D., Kendall, K., Dhand, N. (2017). Risk factors for underweight and overweight in cats in metropolitan Sydney, Australia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 144, 102-111. [More Information]
  • Teng, T., McGreevy, P., Toribio, J., Dhand, N. (2016). Trends in popularity of some morphological traits of purebred dogs in Australia. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 3, 1-9. [More Information]

2017

  • Teng, T., McGreevy, P., Toribio, J., Raubenheimer, D., Kendall, K., Dhand, N. (2017). Risk factors for underweight and overweight in cats in metropolitan Sydney, Australia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 144, 102-111. [More Information]

2016

  • Teng, T., McGreevy, P., Toribio, J., Dhand, N. (2016). Trends in popularity of some morphological traits of purebred dogs in Australia. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 3, 1-9. [More Information]

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