Respiratory / Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS)

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Respiratory / Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS)

Published 10 February 2023 | Updated 15 March 2024

The term Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome relates to the respiratory distress caused as a result of the anatomical changes caused by selective breeding for extreme brachycephalic skull conformation , which leads to compression of the nasal and nasopharyngeal passages. This may be accompanied by mucosal hypoplasia and secondary airway collapse leading to multilevel obstruction and increasing the susceptibility of these breeds to heatstroke

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