Health Screening Test Rolled Out for Brachycephalic Dog Breeds

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This article explains the Respiratory Functioning Grading Scheme and how it can be used to assess the impact of BOAS in brachycephalic dogs. It can be used as part of a healthy dog assessment or as a factor to be considered in breeding decisions.

Lederhouse, C. (2023, January). Health Screening Test rolled out for brachycephalic dog breeds. American Veterinary Medical Association. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from

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