BOAS Testing Chamber
Until now to diagnose BOAS usually requires a physical examination, history and lesion assessment under sedation or a general anaesthesia. These methods are all either invasive or subjective, which can create problems when evaluating progression and further treatment. The use of a Whole-Body Barometric Plethysmography Chamber removes these issues.
HELP US TO BRING THIS GROUND BREAKING SCIENTIFICALLY BASED NON-INVASIVE TESTING FOR BOAS TO AUSTRALIA.
What is so important about this chamber is that for the first time, brachycephalic breeds can be sorted into groups of unaffected, mildly affected and severely affected. Dogs can now be tested without handling or put under additional stress so that any variable factors are minimalised. What this in turn means is that breeders can then make far more informed decisions on breeding sensibly away from affected individuals.
Initially, we are aiming for a chamber to be set up at Sydney Unversity and then try and get one set up in each major veterinary school across Australia.
The French Bulldog Club of NSW will donated $5,000 towards funding and we call on individuals and breed clubs to invest in this most important venture. Dogs NSW have already indicated support.
So ... owners and lovers of French Bulldogs, Pugs, Bulldogs and other brachycephalic breeds ... let's show our commitment to the health and welfare of all brachycephalic breeds and get this chamber happening.
Read more : Cambridge University Study
French Bulldog Club of NSW
French Bulldog Club of NSW Facebook
Can only all Brachycephalic breeders did the right thing and donated, the future health within our breeds need us all to come together and support this and all other health testing that available to us . Our breeds future relies on all of us doing the right by them
Yes it should be Lynn but I bet it's not unfortunately.
So many breeders in Australia breeding Brachycephalic breeds this would be so easy to reach if we all donated as little as $10.00