Complex problems in brachycephalic dogs - to cut or not to cut?

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About the course

Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00.

This course will consist of four interactive lectures on brachycephaly-related problems of the head neck, and thorax.

All aspects of airway abnormalities will be discussed such as stenotic nares, increased mucosal contact points, nasopharyngeal turbinate protrusion, pharyngeal hypoplasia and overlong soft palate, laryngeal hypoplasia and collapse, and tracheal collapse.

You will receive a detailed overview of specific brachycephaly-related ear problems, including narrow and stenotic ear canals, tympanic bulla hypoplasia, middle ear effusion, and hearing loss, and we’ll look at surgical solutions, such as total ear canal ablation. Otitis externa and skin fold problems of the head will be reviewed as well.

In addition we’ll review the etiology, diagnostic work up and treatment options for regurgitation in brachycephalic dogs, especially in French Bulldogs, including surgery for hiatal hernia. Finally, acute and chronic lung lobe torsion in the Pug and lung lobectomy for lung lobe torsion will be discussed.

Each lecture will be followed by an interactive discussion.

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • How to recognise all brachycephaly-related problems
  • How to prevent complications after anaesthesia
  • When to cut and how to cut  
  • The importance of client education
  • Ways to improve welfare for brachycephalic dogs

BVA Members early bird rate* - £195 
BVA Members standard rate - £235
Non BVA Member rate*- £395

*Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date.

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