Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) has become an increasingly common presenting problem in both general practice and referral institutions over the last 10 years, as a consequence of the three extreme brachycephalic breeds (French Bulldog, English Bulldog and Pug) continuing to feature within the top 10 dog breeds registered with the UK Kennel Club year on year. Hence, having a good understanding of BOAS is vital to current clinical practice.
Clinical signs of BOAS and severity of disease can vary significantly both within and between breeds. Accurate recognition and grading of each individual dog is key to recommendations for appropriate investigations and treatment. When surgery is advised, application of long-term management strategies and discussion of prognosis assists in the management of client expectations regarding outcome.
In this latest webinar hosted by Improve Veterinary Education, top professors from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School present recent cases and surgical techniques, and discuss the welfare issues associated with this complex condition.
The University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust (also known as Camvet) is a small charity dedicated to raising funds for the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital in Cambridge. The Hospital runs on a not-for-profit basis with funding provided by the Trust for new facilities, a range of clinical and teaching equipment and sponsorship for several veterinary scholar posts.
By joining the Academy Series you will have access to a range of semesters designed to increase your skills and knowledge whilst supporting the Trust’s work to help provide the best in animal healthcare and veterinary education.
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