We are excited to announce that one of our veterinarians, Dr. Chris Thomson, is now certified to perform PennHIP testing. During this process he takes three radiographs of the patients hips and submits them for evaluation. The information gathered during the evaluation will give an estimate of the pets potential risk for osteoarthritis (OA) from canine hip dysplasia (CHD) later in life.
Accurate testing can be performed as early as 16 weeks of age. Knowing the risk and beginning preventative care early in your pets life can prevent or reduce the severity of canine hip dysplasia.
Typically clients associate PennHIP Testing with breeding dogs. The PennHIP evaluation allows breeders to decide which dogs will best serve their breeding program. The procedure can be equally informative and useful in non-breeding dogs as well.
Click here to learn more about PennHIP Testing from Antech Imaging Services. You can also give us a call at 318-473-8177 to speak with a technician or doctor about the procedure and cost.