For breeders, Dr. Carnegy works closely with breeders of a variety of purebred dogs and offers many specialized procedures including: pre-breeding health tests, progesterone testing, articifical insemination, surgical implant, trans-cervical insemination (TCI), pregnancy testing, caesarian sections when necessary, litter checkups, first vaccinations and microchip implantation. With the establishment of ICSB-Atlantic, we continue to expand our services to our clients.
PennHIP stands for the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program. PennHIP is a multifaceted radiographic technology (x-ray) for hip evaluation. The technique assesses the quality of the canine hip and quantitatively measures canine hip joint laxity. The PennHIP method of evaluation is more accurate than the current standard in its ability to predict the onset of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is the hallmark of canine hip dysplasia (CHD).
PennHIP is more than just a radiographic technique. It is also a network of veterinarians trained to perform the PennHIP methodology properly and, perhaps most importantly, it is a large scientific database that houses the PennHIP data. The radiographs are made by certified PennHIP members worldwide and are sent to the PennHIP analysis center for evaluation. The resulting data is stored in the database, which is continually monitored as it expands. As more information becomes available, the PennHIP laboratory is able to obtain more precise answers to questions about the etiology (cause), prediction and genetic basis of CHD.
In addition to PennHIP, we assist breeders with OFA submissions and/or University of Guelph radiographic evaluations. As the occassion arises, we welcome inquiries from breeders who have specific diagnostic or registration needs. We have a BAER testing unit so that we can provide inhouse hearing evaluations, this is for non-certified diagnosis.