Crossword Answers – Spring 2021

How did you get on with the BOAS-themed crossword in the Spring edition of The Ralpher? Check out the answers below…


5. Wheezing sound caused by disrupted airflow, Stridor

7. Surgery to widen the nostrils, Naroplasty

8. Most common canine brachycephalic breed, French Bulldog

9. Fleshy tissue at the back of the roof of the mouth, Soft palate

12. Abnormally constricted nares, Stenotic

13. A bluish colour of the skin and the mucous membranes due to insufficient oxygen in the blood, Cyanosis


1. Difficult, laboured breathing, Dyspnoea

2. Seasonal BOAS trigger factor, Heat

3. Laryngeal paralysis is the failure of the —— to abduct during inspiration, Arytenoids

4. Air sacs located between the vocal folds and laryngeal wall, Saccules

6. Most common cause of laryngeal paralysis, Idiopathic

10. Brachycephalic Obstructive —– Syndrome, Airway

11. Common feline brachycephalic breed, Persian