Schweizerische Vereinigung für Kleintiermedizin
Association Suisse pour la Médecine des petits Animaux
Associazione Svizzera per la Medicina dei Piccoli Animali
Swiss Association for Small Animal Medicine

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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At Copenhagen congress, vets discuss how to improve the health and welfare of flat-faced dogs
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).
Look at the video for more on the brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) or come and see us at congress to try out our airflow-reducing mask ("breathe like a brachy").

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August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7, Volume 7

  • It's all about rehabilitation
  • Shailen Jasani and Vikto Szatmári win FECAVA Best Paper awards
  • Eric Guaguère: first recipient of the Didier-Noël Carlotti Award
  • Cute or calamitous?

http://mailchi.mp/fecava/cute-or-calamitous-next-months-congress-to-focus-on-breed-related-and-genetic-disorders-such-as-the-brachycephalic-syndrome

  • Forelimb exercise: ramp vs. stairs
  • GDV: prognostic variables
  • Hypertension in 'chronic kidney' cats
  • FECAVA at European vet meeting in Tallinn
  • Regulating online dog trade in Europe

http://mailchi.mp/fecava/will-the-puppies-get-it-too-dont-miss-the-fecava-symposium-on-hereditary-diseases