In the article "Idiosyncrasies in greyhounds that can affect their medical care," published in the August 2005 issue, Dr. Lauren Pinchbeck should have been acknowledged as assisting in writing the original manuscript.
Over thousands of years, greyhounds have been bred and selected for speed. This selective breeding may explain a number of the idiosyncrasies we see in the breed today. Retired racing greyhounds are becoming more common pets and more common patients in veterinary hospitals. It is estimated that about 18,000 greyhounds are placed into homes as pets annually. This article will familiarize practitioners with some idiosyncrasies in greyhounds that can affect their medical care.