One-day workshop for Vets
Brachycephalic airway disease affects many dogs bred to have short noses. These patients are under-operated because the respiratory patterns are accepted by owners as expected behaviours. The anatomical abnormalities associated with brachycephalic airway syndrome cause progressive deterioration of breathing, up to an including death. Early intervention by surgical correction can alleviate many of the clinical signs and help prevent progression.
Key Learning Areas:
• Airway, gastrointestinal and spinal abnormalities associated with brachycephalic breeds
• Anaesthetic management pre and postoperatively
• Surgical correction of stenotic nares, elongated soft palate (resection and folded-flap palatoplasty) and everted laryngeal saccules
• Management of grade 3 laryngeal collapse by temporary and permanent tracheostomy.