UK vets warn of lifelong medical problems in pursuit of a visual ideal

UK vets have reacted strongly to images of a horse that has been bred to achieve an extreme concave or ‘dished’ profile, warning of numerous health risks.

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In the Veterinary Record today, they say this is the first notable example of the sort of extreme breeding that the profession has become familiar with in dogs and cats – and represents “a worrying development.”