Complex problems in brachycephalic dogs - to cut or not to cut?

Event date

24 November 2017

Venue location

7 Mansfield Street


Helen Dingle, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Small animal clinical CPD


Gert ter Haar, DVM, PhD, DECVS



 Early birdStandard
Member£195 (including VAT)£235 (including VAT)
Non-memberN/A£395 (including VAT)


Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date. 

Event Description

Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00.

This course will consist of four interactive lectures on brachycephaly-related problems of the head neck, and thorax.

All aspects of airway abnormalities will be discussed such as stenotic nares, increased mucosal contact points, nasopharyngeal turbinate protrusion, pharyngeal hypoplasia and overlong soft palate, laryngeal hypoplasia and collapse, and tracheal collapse.

You will receive a detailed overview of specific brachycephaly-related ear problems, including narrow and stenotic ear canals, tympanic bulla hypoplasia, middle ear effusion, and hearing loss, and we’ll look at surgical solutions, such as total ear canal ablation. Otitis externa and skin fold problems of the head will be reviewed as well.

In addition we’ll review the etiology, diagnostic work up and treatment options for regurgitation in brachycephalic dogs, especially in French Bulldogs, including surgery for hiatal hernia. Finally, acute and chronic lung lobe torsion in the Pug and lung lobectomy for lung lobe torsion will be discussed.

Each lecture will be followed by an interactive discussion.

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • How to recognise all brachycephaly-related problems
  • How to prevent complications after anaesthesia
  • When to cut and how to cut  
  • The importance of client education
  • Ways to improve welfare for brachycephalic dogs

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call Helen Dingle on 020 7908 6336.

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance to guarantee your place. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation letter will be sent to you. Prices are subject to 20% VAT and bookings will be confirmed with a VAT notice. Member discount Please note that in order to qualify for the member discount it must be the member that attends the course. A member cannot book on behalf of a non-member to benefit from the discount. If a non-member attends in place of a member, they will be liable to pay the additional non-member fee. Book 3 courses for the price of 2 This offer is only valid for BVA members. All 3 courses must be booked at the same time. The cheapest course will be free. A practice may book using the offer and send a different member of their team to each course. This offer is only valid for BVA 2017 CPD courses and excludes media training courses and any webinars. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer relating to BVA CPD. Cancellation policy In event of cancellations received in writing no later than one calendar month in advance of the course, the fee will be returned less 25% to cover administration expenses. After that date no refunds will be possible. Substitutions may be made at any time, however, please see the condition about the member discount. Programme information The programme is correct at the time of going to press. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and BVA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers. Where circumstances force BVA to cancel a course, the liability of BVA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the courses. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss.

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