PennHIP Program for Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
PennHIP is a not-for-profit program wholly owned and operated by the University of Pennsylvania. Their mission is to develop and apply evidence-based technology to direct appropriate breeding strategies, aimed at reducing the frequency and severity of osteoarthritis from canine hip dysplasia.
PennHIP incorporates a new method for evaluating the integrity of the canine hip. It is accurate in puppies as young as 16 weeks of age. It has great potential to lower the frequency of CHD (canine hip dysplasia) when used as a selection criterion.