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HSVMA Presentation at VMX 2019 - The Cost of Cuteness: How Veterinary Professionals Can Improve the Health and Welfare of Brachycephalics
Monday, January 21, 2019
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FREE FOR ALL VMX 2019 ATTENDEES:

The Cost of Cuteness:

How Veterinary Professionals Can Help Improve the Health and Welfare of Brachycephalics

Presented by Dr. Sean Wensley, BVSc, MSc, FRCVS

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 5:30-6:45 pm

Orange County Convention Center, Room S330 E/F

Brachycephalic dogs can be endearing, but their body shape – and in particular their flat face - is linked to health problems that reduce their quality of life. Addressing these preventable problems offers a poster-child for the veterinary profession’s dual responsibility to animal welfare – on the one hand, to provide essential treatment to affected animals, while concurrently advocating for root-cause solutions. Drawing on his collaborative work with the UK Brachycephalic Working Group, Dr Sean Wensley will highlight how veterinarians around the world are speaking up about health and welfare harms linked to selective breeding, including the British Veterinary Association’s #BreedToBreathe and #HealthOverLooks campaigns, and his work with the national UK veterinary charity, the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), including engaging with Disney on their 2018 movie, Patrick the Pug.

MORE INFORMATION:

A fact sheet and more information on the brachycephalic issue can be found here.

 


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