BVNA Statement on Brachycephalic Animals


Concerns about brachycephalic animals have been growing for some time and the debate has attracted passionate contributions from vets, breeders, owners, charities and others, including RVNs and members of the BVNA.  

It is appropriate and important that representative bodies have a voice in this debate. For example, as long ago as May 2016, and as recently as last month, position statements have been issued by both the BVA and BSAVA on this matter. 

BVA and BSAVA May 2016 position statement on brachycephalic breeds:

BVA Health and welfare of brachycephalic dogs January update:

Animal health and welfare is a core value of the BVNA and its members. To this end BVNA council will be discussing brachycephalia at its next (March) meeting. Any formal position statement will be published after that date."

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