Researchers examined 439 dogs for hip dysplasia risk and found that 52% of those that would have "excellent" hips and 82% of those that would have "good" hips using traditional methods were judged at-risk using PennHIP, a University of Pennsylvania-patented method that allows veterinarians to better predict hip dysplasia. "We believe many veterinarians are not using the best test to control a disease," said the study's lead author, who developed PennHIP. The study is published in the Sept. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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