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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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    • 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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    • 05/01/2020
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    Breeding French bulldogs so that they breathe well — A long way to go

    Breeding French bulldogs so that they breathe well — A long way to go

    Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Science published an interesting study on French bulldogs due to an urgent need for breeding efforts to improve the health status of these dogs. They identified parameters that could serve as a basis for breeding against brachycephalic syndrome and simultaneously monitored the genetic variation

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