PennHIP


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PennHIP

Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program. A system for standardized evaluation of radiographs in the diagnosis of canine hip dysplasia. It uses an adjustable hip distraction device in positioning dogs for the x-rays.
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Diagnostic Tests: Radiographs and specific radiographic evaluations including PennHIP and Orthopedic Foundation Association certification.
The PennHip method uses X-ray images of a hip joint in which the acetabulum and femoral head have been separated to an extent by placing a bar called a detractor between the dog's thighs and pushing inward on the stifles, or knees.
Both the PennHip method and the DSL tests are particularly effective in identifying young dogs that are dysplasia-free.
3), scientists at the university of Wisconsin-Madison and Louisiana State University In Baton Rouge explained their experiment: Since CFJ laxity is an early sign of CHD that can be seen on PennHIP X-rays, they started out with puppies known to have a genetic predisposition to hip dysplasia--and let them eat all they wanted.