Research Groups:

•   Royal Veterinary College, VetCompass

Conformation / epidemiology

•   University of Cambridge, BOAS Research Group

Respiratory function test / conformation / genetics

Key papers:

Liu NC, Troconis EL, Kalmar L, Price DJ, Wright HE, Adams VJ, Sargan DR, Ladlow JF. Conformational risk factors of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) in pugs, French bulldogs, and bulldogs. PLoS ONE 2017;12(8):e0181928.

Liu NC, Oechtering GU, Adams VJ, Kalmar L, Sargan DR, Ladlow JF.Outcomes and prognostic factors of surgical treatments for brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in 3 breeds. Vet Surg. 2017;46(2):271-280. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12608.

PACKER RMA; MURPHY D; FARNWORTH MJ (2017) Purchasing popular purebreds: Investigating the influence of breed-type on the pre-purchase attitudes and behaviour of dog owners. Animal Welfare 26: 191-201

O’NEILL, D. G., LEE, M. M., BRODBELT, D. C., CHURCH, D. B. & SANCHEZ, R. F. 2017. Corneal ulcerative disease in dogs under primary veterinary care in England: epidemiology and clinical management. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 4, 5.

O’NEILL, D. G., O’SULLIVAN, A. M., MANSON, E. A., CHURCH, D. B., BOAG, A. K., MCGREEVY, P. D. & BRODBELT, D. C. 2017. Canine dystocia in 50 UK first-opinion emergency-care veterinary practices: prevalence and risk factors. Veterinary Record,

WILES, B. M., LLEWELLYN-ZAIDI, A. M., EVANS, K. M., O’NEILL, D. G. & LEWIS, T. W. 2017. Large-scale survey to estimate the prevalence of disorders for 192 Kennel Club registered breeds. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 4, 8.

FARNWORTH MJ; CHEN R; PACKER RMA; CANEY S; GUNN-MOORE DA (2016) Flat feline faces: Is brachycephaly associated with respiratory abnormalities in the domestic cat (Felis catus)? PLOS ONE 11(8): e0161777

Liu N-C, Adams VJ, Kalmar L, Ladlow JF, Sargan DR. Whole-body barometric plethysmography characterizes upper airway obstructions in 3 brachycephalic breeds of dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2016;30(3): 853-865

O’NEILL, D. G., DARWENT, E. C., CHURCH, D. B. & BRODBELT, D. C. 2016. Demography and health of Pugs under primary veterinary care in England. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 3, 1-12.

Liu N-C, Sargan DR, Adams VJ, Ladlow JF (2015). Characterisation of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome in French Bulldogs Using Whole-Body Barometric Plethysmography. PLoS One 2015;10(6): e0130741.

PACKER RMA, HENDRICKS A, TIVERS MS & BURN CC (2015) Impact of facial conformation on canine health: Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0137496

PACKER RMA, HENDRICKS A, & BURN CC (2015) Impact of facial conformation on canine health: Corneal ulceration. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0123827

PACKER RMA; TIVERS MS (2015) Strategies for the management and prevention of conformation-related respiratory disorders in brachycephalic dogs. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports 6, 219-232

O’NEILL, D. G., JACKSON, C., GUY, J. H., CHURCH, D. B., MCGREEVY, P. D., THOMSON, P. C. & BRODBELT, D. C. 2015. Epidemiological associations between brachycephaly and upper respiratory tract disorders in dogs attending veterinary practices in England. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 2, 10.

O’NEILL, D. G., CHURCH, D. B., MCGREEVY, P. D., THOMSON, P. C. & BRODBELT, D. C. 2014. Prevalence of disorders recorded in dogs attending primary-care veterinary practices in England. PLoS ONE, 9, 1-16.

PACKER RMA; HENDRICKS A; BURN CC (2012) Do dog owners recognise clinical signs related to a conformational inherited disorder that is ‘normal for the breed’? A potential constraint to improving canine welfare. Animal Welfare 21(S1): 81-93.