Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria and search terms for the surveyed indications

IndicationIncludedExcludedSearch terms
Acute diarrhoea
  • Diarrhoea <3 weeks.

  • Acute haemorrhagic diarrhoea syndrome (AHDS).

  • Parasitic diarrhoea.

  • Non-specific diarrhoea.

  • Diarrhoea >3 weeks or relapsing.

  • Diarrhoea related to drug administration or another extradigestive disease.

  • Diarrhoea that appeared during hospitalisation.

  • Parvovirosis.

Diarrhoea, colitis, duodenitis, enteritis, ileitis, gastritis, AHDS, haemorrhagic gastroenteritis and Giardia, watery stools.
Urinary tract infection
  • Suspicion or diagnosis of bacterial cystitis.

  • Suspicion or diagnosis of pyelonephritis.

  • Glomerulonephritis.

  • Leptospirosis.

  • Urolithiasis without signs of bacteriuria.

Urinary tract infection, dysuria, difficult urination, stranguria, haematuria, bloody urine, blood in urine, polyuria, pollakiuria, pyelonephritis, inflammation of the bladder, cystitis, bladder and urinalysis.
Respiratory tract infection
  • Aspiration pneumonia.

  • Pneumonia (bacterial, viral and unknown).

  • Bronchitis.

  • Kennel cough.

  • Nasal infections.

  • Fungal infections.

  • Neoplasia of the respiratory tract.

  • Lung worms.

Respiratory tract infection, respiratory tract disease, cough, tracheitis, tracheobronchitis, pneumonia, inflammation of the lungs, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, kennel cough, distemper, influenza, adenovirus, dyspnoea and tachypnoea.
Wound infection
  • Bite wound.

  • Abscess.

  • Anal gland abscess.

  • Dental abscess.

  • Abscess due to a foreign body.

  • Hotspot.

Wound infection, abscess, purulent wound and bite.