Pet Health and Medical Information
The following sites contain information of general interest to owners or breeders of all breeds.
Dedicated to the elimination of heritable eye disease
in purebred dogs through registration and research.
The OFA has the following objectives:
To collate and disseminate information concerning orthopedic and genetic diseases of animals.
To advise, encourage and establish control programs to lower the incidence of orthopedic and genetic diseases.
To encourage and finance research in orthopedic and genetic disease in animals.
To receive funds and make grants to carry out these objectives.
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).
VetGen the leader in veterinary genetic disease research and genetic disease detection services for purebred animals. Using VetGen's services, combined with our valuable DNA Profiling and DNA Storage, for the first time in history, animal breeders and owners have the opportunity to eliminate targeted inherited diseases in a growing number of breeds.
Extensive information for Cocker breeders including coat color genetics, Cocker health issues, and training.
Links are provided for your information only and do not constitute an endorsement by Capital City Cocker Club, Inc. Please refer to our Visitor Agreement for more information.