• 01/12/2019
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    Germany Against Extreme Breeding

    Germany Against Extreme Breeding

    The Veterinary chamber Berlin (Tierärztekammer Berlin) together with the Federal Veterinary Chamber (Bundestierärztekammer), the Berlin Animal Protection Officer (Berliner Landestierschutzbeauftragten) and representatives of the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the FU Berlin (Fachbereichs Veterinärmedizin der FU-Berlin) presented its second campaign against extreme breeding at the press conference on November 5. The purpose of this campaign

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    • 01/12/2019
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    BOAS cooperation agreement between Kennel clubs and veterinarians

    BOAS cooperation agreement between Kennel clubs and veterinarians

    The FCI President, Dr. Tamas Jakkel, and Dr. Jane Ladlow of the Animal Health Trust and BOAS Research Group at the University of Cambridge signed the cooperation agreement about the BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome). The purpose of this agreement is to improve the health of the brachycephalic breeds, by developing guidelines for the breeders

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    • 26/11/2019
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    Chiari-like malformation and Syringomyelia

    Chiari-like malformation and Syringomyelia

    Chiari-like malformation (CM) is characterized by a mismatch in size between the brain (which is too large) and the skull (which is too small) as a result of selective breeding. It’s most often seen in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. The conditions can cause intense pain and may have serious effects on the health, welfare and

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    • 30/10/2019
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    Brachycephalic issues: Persian cats

    Brachycephalic issues: Persian cats

    As vets, we are obliged to prevent suffering in animals. That’s why we need to be advocates of healthy breeding at all times, for cats as well. A recent study from the UK revealed that 2/3 of Persian cats in the study have at least one health issue. The high levels of dental and eye

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