How you can help ...
- I am a dog owner/breeder I would like to have my dog(s) to participate in the BOAS research
- I am a vet I would like to refer case(s) for surgical trials and studies
- I am a researcher/vet who is also working on BOAS and interested in collaboration
- I am a dog lover and would like to financially support our research
The testing venue is the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital.
The study takes about one hour for each dog, including (1) veterinary examination (2) DNA sample collection by cheek swabs (3) tape measurements of the head and body (4) Respiratory function test in the plethysmography chamber (5) 3-minutes exercise tolerance test.
At the end of the test, your will receive a report of the respiratory function test and a certificate of participation. The investigator will be able to suggest further treatment if needed. The routine testing slot is Monday afternoon and can be looked via the QVSH reception.
At the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH), we offer a referral service that includes upper airway tract corrective surgeries such as palatoplasty, laryngoplasty, rhinoplasty, laryngeal lateralization (tie-back), and laser-assisted turbinectomy (LATE). Please contact our hospital reception directly [link] to refer a case to us. For further query please contact Jane Ladlow (European Specialist of Small Animal Surgery, soft tissue surgery) or the soft tissue surgery team.
We are currently carrying out a study comparing surgical outcomes of primary BOAS surgery and laser-assisted turbinectomy. Detail of the study: [link]
We are interested in collaborations in the following aspects:
- Multicentreal data collection (WBBP, morphology, DNA)
- Sleep apnoea in human and dogs
We would like to raise money for the following purposes:
- Data collection at dog shows