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Brachycephalic issues:
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Raising awareness about health and welfare issues associated with excessive breed-related traits such as brachycephaly is important to FECAVA. The Federation has adopted a Europe-wide position paper on this topic.

Below you can see some actions organised or co-organised by our member associations*:

*If your country is not listed below but should be, please get in touch!

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    • 01/06/2020
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    In the Netherlands, brachycephalic dogs need veterinary approval for breeding

    In the Netherlands, brachycephalic dogs need veterinary approval for breeding

    In March 2019, the report with enforcement criteria for the breeding of brachycephalic dogs was published by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The Dutch Kennel Club ‘Raad van Beheer’ together with the breeding clubs of the involved breeds, submitted a breeding strategy of the brachycephalic dogs that were proven free of

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    • 25/05/2020
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    Radiographic findings have an association with weight-bearing and locomotion in English bulldogs

    Radiographic findings have an association with weight-bearing and locomotion in English bulldogs

    Researchers from Finland have published a paper on skeletal problems and the effect of these problems on locomotion and function of English bulldogs. They reported a considerable number of dogs having hip and elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation and spinal abnormalities (78.6% of the dogs had at least one malformed vertebra). In contrast to previously reported

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    • 27/02/2020
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    Dutch criteria for breeding short-nosed dogs

    Dutch criteria for breeding short-nosed dogs

    The Expertise Centre Genetics of Companion Animals (ECGG) of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University has developed criteria for breeding short-nosed dogs on behalf of the Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. These criteria help Authorities and the National Animal Protection Inspectorate to better enforce the existing Dutch legislation. Breeding selection

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    • 13/02/2020
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    VetCompass infographics on brachycephalics

    VetCompass infographics on brachycephalics

    VetCompassTM have developed infographics, which summarise some brachycephalic breed researches. Infographics are available together with full articles. VetCompassTM is an international initiative. This not-for-profit research project is a collaboration between The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), UK and the University of Sydney through which they aim to investigate the range and frequency of companion animal health

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