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Welsh vets lead way with brachy position

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By Matthew Limb

A Welsh vet practice has received ‘amazing’ support from within and outside the UK after adopting a public position on brachycephalic dog breeding.

Valleyvets, which operates across four sites in and around Cardiff, published a statement on its website last week in response to a noticeable ‘fashion’ for brachycephalic breeds.

Director Mark Evans said colleagues were concerned that the huge current demand for brachycephalic puppies was causing a veterinary health crisis and felt they had to act.

He told Vet Record: ‘We knew what we were doing was maybe a little bit bold but we didn’t quite expect the reaction we’ve had and the volume of it.’

The statement, drawn up by the clinical …

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