By John C. Godbold, Jr., DVM
Brachycephalic dog breeds have increased in popularity over the last 15 years while suffering from multiple well-documented health problems. Despite increased general awareness of their conformation-related problems, their appeal continues to grow. The result is increasing numbers of dogs selectively bred for shorter noses, wider faces, and predisposition to brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS).1
Understanding the pathogenesis of BOAS has increased, along with appreciation for the multiple morbidities that accompany genetic selection for brachycephaly. It was rare to find research or publications about BOAS and the implications for patient welfare before 2005. Since then, more than 110 scientific publications have published ...
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