On Demand | The ethics and welfare of breeding brachycephalic dogs | Prof Philip Moses 1 CPD Points


Prof Philip Moses will discuss some brachycephalic health issues, in particular brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome and the hereditary spinal deformity – hemivertebrae and will also discuss the welfare implications of continued breeding of these dogs in their current state.

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6 Apr 2023 to 5 Jun 2028
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Who should attend

Reproductive Veterinarians; Small Animal Veterinarians; Veterinary Scientists; Students

Learning outcome

Over the past 5-10 years brachycephalic dogs have become among the most popular breeds in many countries including Australia, the USA and many European countries. Unfortunately, we have also seen an further exacerbation of the extreme brachycephaly, as well as many other health and welfare related issues. We have seen a significant increase in the health issues of the dogs and the public awareness of these issues. The costs of corrective surgery, where possible, the purchase price of the dogs, the difficulties of dealing with insurance companies for what are hereditary and congenital defects are ongoing problems.

Philip will also look at what is being done both in Australia and worldwide to try to improve the health and welfare of these dogs.

Further details

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Prof Philip Moses
Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in cattle practice in western NSW and then mixed practice until he lost the desire to become a large animal practitioner. Moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. Completed Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the Royal College in 1994 then worked in referral practice before returning to Australia in 1996. Undertook Specialist Training in private practice in Brisbane, the University of Sydney and the University of Florida. Completed FANZCVS examinations in Small Animal Surgery and registered as a Small Animal Surgical Specialist in 2003. Served as President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons 2010-2014 and an elected Director of the College 2009-2018. Philip founded the Veterinary Practice Small Animal chapter of the ANZCVS in 2019. For the last 20 years Philip has lectured widely in South East Asia to help promote and improve animal care and welfare. His passion is the welfare of brachycephalic breeds. Since 2017 Philip’s clinical focus has been solely on the surgical correction of anomalies in the of the Brachycephalic Breeds, primarily airway and spinal issues. He has pioneered and introduced many new and innovative techniques. Philip is a member of the Australian Working Group on improvement of brachycephalic health and welfare as well as the international group IECEDogs. Philip retired from clinical practice in November 2022 however still remains very active improving the welfare of brachycephalic dogs as well mentoring post-graduates and teaching at the University of Queensland and James Cook University. Philip is the father of six amazing children, an owner of Pugs, Dachshunds and Burmese cats and a devoted supporter of the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies.

On Demand | The ethics and welfare of breeding brachycephalic dogs | Prof Philip Moses

Start: 5 June 2023, 8:00PM
End: 5 June 2028, 9:00PM
$ 50.00
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