Specialised Radiography

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For many years the veterinary profession and dog breeders have been trying to minimise the severity of hip dysplasia in dogs. Progress has been slow using traditional “hip extended” radiographic views. The University of Pennsylvania has developed a special radiographic technique that has been scientifically demonstrated to provide a scoring system that breeders can use to reduce the prevalence of this painful disease over just a few generations.

We are one of only a handful of veterinary clinics in NZ to be certified for this scheme. This is a major step forward in the control of this debilitating disease. Pups as young as 16 weeks old can be accurately assessed providing the opportunity to undertake preventive strategies for the individual dog as well as preventative breeding options. For more details on the scheme please visit www.pennhip.org