Respiratory Function Grading scheme assesses for Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome.
Owners of brachycephalic dogs are invited to bring their dog for Respiratory Function Grading (RFG) scheme assessment in Scotland and Wales. The scheme assesses bulldogs, French bulldogs and pugs for Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS).
The free assessments are being offered by The Kennel Club and the University of Cambridge at two veterinary training days being led by Dr Jane Ladlow. They are being held in Berwickshire, Scotland on Wednesday, 19 April and in Powys, Wales on Wednesday, 3 May.
The scheme aims to advise owners if their dog is affected by BOAS before surgery is considered, and also enables more informed breeding decisions.
The non-invasive assessments take approximately 15 minutes. Dog owners who would like to participate can email firstname.lastname@example.org including their preferred date, breed and number of dogs, and date of birth for each dog.