What is it about?

French and British Bulldogs are increasingly seen in the veterinary practice and treated for breed related conditions. As popularity has grown, more veterinary nurses are having to adapt nursing protocols. This article explores the frequency of brachycephalic related health conditions encountered in practice due to overbreeding.

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Why is it important?

As these breeds gain popularity, the veterinary profession must raise awareness of the breeds predisposed conditions.

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I hope this article encourages veterinary nurses to provide breed related information to potential, new, and existing owners. This article explored nursing adaptations already in place, so it is vital this continues and develops.

Hannah Campbell

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This page is a summary of: Nursing implications of over-breeding brachycephalic canines, focusing on British and French Bulldogs, The Veterinary Nurse, June 2020, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/vetn.2020.11.5.235.
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