Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)

Additional Resource

Drs David Sargan (Cambridge University) and John Bradshaw (Bristol University) discuss the science behind Brachycepahlic Obstructive Airway Syndrome, how it affects animal welfare and how we might be able to reduce the impact of the condition in future.

Sargan, D., & Bradshaw, J. (2015). Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS). YouTube. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from


Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Genetics, How Genetics Impacts Welfare