Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) afflicts millions of dogs each year and can result in debilitating oseoarthritis (OA) of the hip. It is estimated that more than 50% of the most popular large breed dogs will show x-ray evidence of CHD. Many will suffer from osteoarthritis,pain, and lameness, costing owners and breeders millions of dollars in veterinary care, shortened work longevity, and reduced performance.
Penn Hip incorporates a new method for evaluating the integrity of the dog's hip. It is accurate in puppies as young as 16 weeks of age. It has great potential to lower the frequency of CHD when used as a selection criteria in breeding.
In a recent abstract from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association they concluded that OFA x-rays underestimated a dog’s susceptibility to having hip dysplasia when compared with PennHip.
The Penn Hip procedure is provided at a flat rate fee that includes anesthesia, all required X-rays, and submission fee to Penn Hip. Preanesthetic blood work is offered as an option for pet owners for an additional cost.
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