Great Britain VMAs ask vets to report c-sections

Great Britain VMAs ask vets to report c-sections

Jan 01, 2011
By staff

Great Britain — British veterinary associations are asking veterinarians in the United Kingdom to report cesarean sections on purebred dogs.

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) are leading the charge. The organizations argue that reporting c-sections would advance the veterinary profession's commitment to improve dog health and welfare.

The activity follows new rules by the Kennel Club in Great Britain to deny registration from puppies born by a mother who has had two previous c-sections after January 2012.

Both groups had previously asked the Kennel Club to stop registering puppies born to a mother with one previous c-section.