Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MANZCVS, FANZCVS, Memb AO.
Wednesday, 06 May 2020
Brachycephalic breeds have significantly increased popularity over recent years, indeed the French Bulldog is now the most popular breed in the UK and one of the most popular breeds in Australia and New Zealand.
Though very cute these breeds do have a number of serious health issues and this lecture looks at Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome. The phenotype of the brachycephalic dogs includes the typical flattened face which has a major impact on the dog's ability to breathe.
This lecture covers history, diagnostic techniques as well as surgical treatment - examining techniques for staphylectomy (soft palate resection), tonsil removal, resection of oedematous laryneal ventricles and nasal alarplasty and most importantly how best to avoid of complications when undertaking surgery on these animals.
Owner awareness, early diagnosis and treatment are essential to avoid secondary changes that can be life threatening. The lecture includes many videos of the surgical techniques from Philip Moses - Australia's leading authority on brachycephalic surgery.
This lecture by Dr Phil Moses closely examines 'Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome'.