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Brachycephalic syndrome

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Claire Speight

Emma Purnell


Brachycephalic syndrome

Brachycephalic means ‘shortened skull’. We commonly think of dog breeds when we think of brachycephalic animals with Pugs, British and French Bulldogs, Pekingese and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels being those which spring to mind, although there are many other dog breeds also classed as brachycephalic. However other species, such as cats and some rabbit breeds can also be affected.

Brachycephalic syndrome is a condition affecting short nosed animals which can lead to severe respiratory distress. Rabbits also suffer other health issues due to brachycephalic features.

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