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Are data the answer to concerns about dog health and welfare?

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THE BVA is keen to raise awareness among vets of the Kennel Club's online system for reporting conformation-altering surgery and caesarean sections in Kennel Club-registered dogs. At a press conference held on April 8 during the BSAVA's annual conference in Birmingham, the Association explained how the data gathered by the system could help reduce hereditary problems, prevent lifelong discomfort and improve the health and welfare of dogs.

At the press conference, Sean Wensley, the BVA President, explained that, with nine million pet dogs in the UK, canine health and welfare was a major priority area for the BVA and, while there were many welfare issues to consider, selective breeding for conformational change was a particular focus. This issue was …

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