Vets must 'dare to speak out'
Urgent action on brachycephalic dogs called for during panel discussion at FECAVA/WSAVA/DSAVA Congress in Copenhagen
The rise in the popularity of so-called brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, including pugs and bulldogs, is linked to concerning trends for dog health and welfare, according to the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and the Danish Small Animal Veterinary Association (DSAVA/FHKS).
Experts from around the world discussed the issues facing these breeds and the implications for veterinarians during a panel session on brachycephalic breeds, on Tuesday 26 September during FECAVA-WSAVA Congress in Copenhagen. More than 200 delegates attended the event.
At the end of the session, panel members issued a number of recommendations to help veterinarians take steps to improve the health and welfare of brachycephalic dogs.
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