Just an FWI, Penn Hip gives its % on the lowest scoring hip. That is exactly the same in classification as OFA, scoring on the lowest hip. The only different is you have the number on each hip but the lowest is rated. From my experience, Penn hip has DI's that are not identical in number form one hip to the next, all the time, which would/could indicate it is possible to have 2 different hips without pathology or injury. Just my experience and thoughts, not sure if everyone else's penn hips are identical from one side to the next but not all mine have been whether they were good or bad.
I didn't mention that although I like to use OFA for certifications in addition to PH, I don't like that OFA will bump down the report based on the poorer hip. It's times like this that consulting an ... more
Re: glad to see active participation Heather Hale,Tue Jul 17 23:19
My point is that I think it can be helpful to get the hips graded separately. Though the PH% ranking is based on the poorer hip, at least you have information on both hips in the report. So no, OFA... more
My new puppy from Kiley at Harmony had both tests done. OFA Excellent and the Pen hip was good on the one hip and the other didn't get rated due to "cavitation". I asked my vet what this was and the... more
I understand what you mean Cris. I had a girl go from a prelim of excellant to a final of fair with OFA. I called Dr. Keller to discuss this drop. He said that only one hip was fair, the other would... more